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Chapter 13

Psychological Disorders
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Biological Model of Psychological Disorders
View that psychological disorders have a biochemical to physiological base
Psychoanalytic Model of Psychological Disorders
View that psychological disorders result from unconscious internal conflicts
Cognitive-behavioral Model of Psychological Disorders
View that psychological disorders result from learning maladaptive ways of thinking and behaving
Mood Disorders
Disturbances in mood to prolonged emotional state
Depression
A mood disorder characterized by overwhelming feelings of sadness, lack of interest in activities and perhaps excessive guilt or feelings of worthlessness.
Psychotic
Marked by defective or lost contact with reality
Mania
A mood disorder characterized by euphoric states, extreme physical activity, excessive talkativeness, distractedness and sometimes grandiosity.
Bipolar Disorder
A mood disorder in with periods of mania and depression alternate, sometime with periods of normal mood intervening
Anxiety Disorder
Disorders in which anxiety is characteristic feature or the avoidance of anxiety seems to motivate abnormal behavior
Specific Disorders
Anxiety disorder characterized by intense, paralyzing fear of something
Social Phobia
An anxiety isorder characterized by excessive inappropriate fears connected with social situations or performances un front of other people
Panic Disorder
An anxiety disorder characterized by a recurrent panic attacks in which the person suddenly experiences intense fear or terror without any reasonable cause
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
An anxiety disorder characterized by prolonged vague but intense feats that are not attached to any particular object or circumstance