Chapter 18---Psychological Disorders. What are Psychological disorders?. Behaviors patterns or mental process that cause serious personal suffering or interfere with a person’s ability to cope with everyday life. 1/3 of all adults have experienced some type of psychological disorder.
Most common Types
accidents or illness
Agoraphobia (common among adults)
Generalized anxiety disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD)
disasters, war experiences
1.Describe the four dissociative disorders.
2. In some cultures people are encouraged to go into trance like states. Should this type of dissociation be considered a sign of a psychological disorder? Why or why not?
2 most common
Conversion disorder and Hypochondria
1.What is the major difference between personality disorders and other psychological disorders they may resemble?
2. Describe three behaviors of an individual with avoidant personality disorder.
3. Why do you think people with antisocial personality disorder are often more difficult to treat than people with other ypes of personality disorders?
PAGE 432 Thinking critically (1-5)
PAGE 433 Interpreting graphs (1+2)
Analyzing primary sources (3+4)