Unit V Chapter #12-Stess, Health and Coping Chapter #13-Psychological Disorders By: Steve Christiansen. Stress, Health, and Coping-Ch.12. Stress-A negative emotional state in response to events that we perceive as taxing our resources or our ability to cope. How much stress is in your life?.
Unpredictable, large-scale events can be extremely stressful and change our lives; can lead to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
What typical events can lead to PTSD?
Social support—resources provided by others in times of need. Who has been your social support?
Behavioral and cognitive responses used to deal with stressors; involves efforts to change circumstances, or our interpretation of them to make them more favorable and less threatening.
Psychopathology—scientific study of the origins, symptoms, and development of psychological disorders.
A pattern of behavioral and psychological symptoms that causes significant personal distress, impairs the ability to function in one or more important areas of daily life, or both.
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)—describes specific symptoms and diagnostic guidelines for psychological disorders
Primary disturbance is distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety
Intense, irrational fears that may focus on
A category of mental disorders in which significant and chronic disruption in mood is the predominant symptom, causing impaired cognitive, behavioral, and physical functioning
A mood disorder characterized by extreme and persistent feelings of despondency, worthlessness and hopelessness