Pitt PSY 0010 - Psychological Disorders Pt. 2 (4 pages)

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Psychological Disorders Pt. 2


Psychological Disorders Pt. 2

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University of Pittsburgh
Psy 0010 - Introduction to Psychology

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PSY 0010 1st Edition Lecture 19 Outline of Last Lecture I Psychological Disorders Pt 1 Outline of Current Lecture II Psychological Disorders Pt 2 Current Lecture Major Depressive Disorder Depressed mood Anhedonia o Lack of pleasure Sleep and or appetite disturbances Feelings of worthlessness Fatigue poor concentration Suicidal thoughts behaviors Have to have at least 5 symptoms and go on for two weeks Dysthymia Closer to normal mood chronic low mood longer duration lower intensity than major depression has to go on for two years Manic Episode Expensive mood Irritability Inflated self esteem These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Increased energy pressured speech Increased excessive activity Bipolar Disorder Switches between manic episodes and depressive episodes o Go in between at least one manic episode and at least one depressive episode Fluctuate between the two episodes Eating Disorders two kinds 1 Anorexia Nervosa o World wide o Has to do with control Refusal to maintain normal body weight 85 of expected body weight Intense fear of weight gain o Hyper focused on eating habits body image etc Distorted self evaluation Amenorrhea o Periods stop can t have children 2 Bulimia Nervosa o no control out of control o at average weight or even maybe over weight Episodes of overeating followed by compensatory behaviors o Vomiting laxative use excessive exercising fasting o Also seen in anorexia but not in reaction to eating because they do not eat much Typically normal or above normal weight Body Image Western cultures tend to place more emphasis on a thin body image than do other cultures Dissociative Disorders Not very common Break in conscious awareness memory and or sense of identity 1 Dissociative Amnesia o memory loss o for personal information related to a traumatic event o explained by our unconscious mind not letting us access this memory 2

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