Psychological Disorders. Psychopathology. The study of ‘abnormal’ behavior. But how do we define ‘abnormal’? Try to…. Video Clips. Watch the following clips and add to your definition. Where should we draw the line between normal and abnormal?
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3000 B.C.E. skulls have
been found w/ evidence
of an ancient surgical
Mainly done to release the
DEMONS and EVIL SPIRITS
admission for the public to
see the “crazies”, just like a zoo.
All of the above
Official categorization of psych disorders in U.S.
Social Phobias (social anxiety disorder)
fear of interacting with others or
being in social situations.
Specific Phobias- fear of some
object or specific situation
Agoraphobia – the fear of being somewhere where you can’t escape if something should go wrong.
Panic Attack – a sudden onset of extreme panic with various physical symptoms
Q. What would you call it if a person has a fear of panic attacks in a public place that prevents the person from going out into unfamiliar or exposed places?
A. Panic disorder with agoraphobia
Patient is usually admitted to a hospital presenting some acute illness that has a dramatic but plausible origin.
History is riddled with falsehoods, and that the patient has similarly deceived the staff of several other hospitals.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
Involves a caregiver’s persistent fabrication of medical symptoms and signs in the person cared for (typically a mother/child relationship) leading to illness, endangerment, and unnecessary invasive or hazardous treatments.
Key elements: presence of physical symptoms that are self-induced (or other-induced, mother/child proxy), pathological lying
Baron Munchausen was a teller of tall tales
ILLUSTRATIVE CASES (FOLLOWING SLIDES):
(mild mood disorders)
IF ONLY DELUSIONS THEN NOT SCHIZOPHRENIA, INSTEAD A DELUSIONAL DISORDER
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