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Psychological disorders

Psychological Disorders

Your Name Here

BEH 225

Axia College

Instructor, Name

Month and Day, 2009

Common types of psychological disorders

Common Types of Psychological Disorders

  • Mood Disorder: Disturbed emotional state

  • Personality Disorders: Mode of thinking or behaving that causes distress to oneself and conflicts with others.

  • Sexual Disorders: Impaired abilities, desired unconventional sex situations or items, or confusion or denial of gender.

Common types of psychological disorders continued

Common Types of Psychological Disorders continued

  • Schizophrenic Disorders: Are severe and notable; inappropriate emotions, behavior, and thought processes.

  • Childhood Disorders: Generally diagnosed in the stages of infancy, childhood, or early adolescence.

Mood disorders

Mood Disorders

Depression, Mania and Bipolar

  • Depression: overwhelming sadness, loss of interest in activities and socializing.

  • Mania: euphoric, active, talkative, easily distracted.

  • Bipolar: alternating between depression

    and mania with stints of a normal mood.

Sexual disorders sexual dysfunction paraphilias and gender identity disorders

Sexual DisordersSexual Dysfunction, Paraphilias, and Gender-Identity Disorders

Sexual Dysfunction, Paraphilias, and Gender-Identity Disorders

  • Sexual Dysfunction: An inability to function effectively during sex such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or orgasmic disorder.

  • Paraphilias: Desire for unconventional sexual situations or objects. This includes things such as fetishism and pedophilia.

  • Gender-Identity: Denying one’s gender or the desire to become the opposite sex.

Personality disorders three prominent groups

Personality DisordersThree prominent “groups”

  • Group 1: odd or eccentric behavior

    • Schizoid: cannot or does not desire social relationship and inability for warm feelings toward others

    • Paranoid: constantly suspicious toward others

Personality disorders continued

Personality Disorders Continued

  • Group 2: Anxious/fearful behavior

    • Dependent - inability to do things or think independently

    • Avoidant - social anxiety and isolation

Personality disorders continued1

Personality Disorders Continued

  • Group 3: dramatic, erratic, emotional behavior

    • Narcissistic: an exaggerated sense of self-importance

    • Borderline: instability in self-image, relationships, and mood

    • Antisocial: little or no sense of responsibility - lie, steal, cheat

Schizophrenic disorders

Schizophrenic Disorders

  • Severe conditions - irregular thoughts and communications, inappropriate emotions, and bizarre behavior lasting for years.

  • Hallucinations and delusions

  • Forms of schizophrenia include: disorganized schizophrenia, catatonic schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia, and undifferentiated schizophrenia.

Childhood disorders

Childhood Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder & Autism

  • AD/HD: Easily distracted, impulsive, constantly on the move

  • Autism: May be identified in first few years of life. Failure to form normal attachments to parents, lacking social instinct, and eccentric motor behavior

Causes and treatments childhood disorders

Causes and TreatmentsChildhood Disorders

  • AD/HD -

    • Causes unknown-Biological factors

    • Treatments- medications

  • Autism -

    • Typically, causes are unknown but seem to consist of biological factors.

    • Treatment may include therapy to help increase and progress certain skills and abilities.

Causes and treatments mood disorders

Causes and TreatmentsMood Disorders

  • Depression:

    • Biological factors are prominent. Psychological; debatable. Social factors seem to “push” people already predisposed into depression

    • Treated commonly through medication and/or therapy

  • Mania and Bipolar Disorder:

    • Strongly linked to heredity and treated mainly with medication?

  • Causes and treatments sexual disorders

    Causes and TreatmentsSexual Disorders

    • Sexual Dysfunction-

      • Causes range. Physical illness, biological, and inheritance.

      • Treatments are generally medications.

    • Paraphilias-

      • Causes are generally indefinite. Perhaps, formed during development.

      • Treatment - usually psychotherapy.

    • Gender-Identity-

      • Causes are also unknown. Seems to be biological.

      • Treatments can include therapy or maybe even sexual surgery to change the sex.

    Causes and treatments personality disorders

    Causes and TreatmentsPersonality Disorders

    • Origins and basis may be:

      • A biological predisposition .

      • Contributed to adverse psychological experiences.

      • Unhealthy or unconventional social environments.

    • Omnipresent treatments for these forms of disorders - medications and therapy.

    Causes and treatments schizophrenic disorders

    Causes and TreatmentsSchizophrenic Disorders

    • The causes?...Research continues

      • Biological predisposition may be inherited

      • Family relationships

      • lower-class socioeconomic environments

    • Treatments

      • Medications

      • Therapy

      • Hospitalization



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