Presentation on theme: "Psychology Unit 6. Different Disorders Personality Disorder- maladaptive or inflexible ways of dealing with others and one’s environment Conversion Disorder-"— Presentation transcript:
Different Disorders Personality Disorder- maladaptive or inflexible ways of dealing with others and one’s environment Conversion Disorder- a somatoform disorder characterized cy changing emotional difficulties into a loss of a specific voluntary body function Bipolar Disorder- a disorder in which a person’s mood inappropriately alternates between feelings of mania and depression Schizophrenia- a group of severe psychotic disorders characterized by confusion and disconnected thoughts, emotions, behavior, and perceptions Fear- the usual reaction when a stressor involves real or imagined danger Tolerance- the reaction of the body and brain to regular drug use, whereby a person needs an increased amount in order to produce the same effect Dissociative Identity Disorder- a dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more personality states How to treat panic disorders- Well you could always just use some drugs of the antidepressant category, yeah that will be enough Causes of Schizophrenia- Biological influences, biochemistry and physiology, also the main cause is probably the interaction of environment, genetic, and biochemical factors
Different Terms throughout the unit Biofeedback- the process of to control bodily state with the help of feedback from specialized machines Stressor- an event or situation that produces stress Cognitive Therapy- an approach in which thoughts are used to control emotions and behaviors Empathy- the capacity for warmth and understanding Prefrontal lobotomy- a operation in which a part of the brain is removed Humanistic therapy- an approach to psychology that focuses on the value, dignity, and worth of each person and holds that healthy living is the result of realizing one’s full potential Autonomy- the ability to take care of ones self and make ones decision independently Behavior therapy- a form of therapy that begins with clear, well-defined behavioral goals aimed at changing undesirable behavior through conditioning techniques Intellectualization- a coping mechanism in which a person analyzes his situation from a emotionally detached viewpoint Nondirective therapy- the free flow of images and ideas, occurring with no particular goal
Short Answer Questions What is the cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd)? Who is most likely to develop this disorder? Give three examples of events that might trigger ptsd. A. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition in which a person who has experienced a traumatic event feels severe and long-lasting effects. This disorder is common among veterans of military combat; survivors of natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes; and victims of human aggression, such as rape and assault. Also survivors of plane crashes and other events like that will likely get this disorder.
Short Answer Questions Name three types of schizophrenia and give a brief description of each type. A. The paranoid type includes: hallucinations, and delusions. The disorganized type which includes: incoherent language, inappropriate emotions, giggling for no apparent reason. The remissions types which includes: people whose symptoms have disappeared but still have the disorder.