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AP Psychology - Abnormal Psychology & Therapies

Teacher: Willems
A lack of dopamine can contribute to this neurological disease.
Preoccupation with the idea your body has or might get a serious disease characterized by physiological arousal, bodily focus and behaviors designed to avoid or check for physical illness.
This country leads the world in terms of the prevalence of psychological disorders.
One of the positive symptoms of Schizophrenia characterized by incoherent, disorganized speech and thought.
A disorder of the body characterized by physical symptoms that seem to suggest a psychological disorder, yet have no physical causes or evidence.
Another word for "fleeing" or "walking out." A patient with this type of Dissociative Disorder can create an entirely new life and appear to function normally. Brought on by traumatic, stressful events (i.e., divorce, death, etc.).
Symptoms of Schizophrenia that include inappropriate behaviors, demonstrating excessive or distorted functioning (i.e., delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech).
An anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions and compulsions.
According to the Dopamine Hypothesis, overactivity of dopamine in the brain may contribute to this disorder.
Characterized by worry, fear, apprehension, intrusive thoughts that occur for at least 6 months, this disorder seems to have an automatic quality that can occur with daily pressures or personal crisis.
Considered a Somatic disorder, this sub-type is characterized by paralysis, blindness, deafness, or other loss of sensory control; individual has no discernable physical cause despite neurological examination.
Considered "white matter," deterioration of this structure of the neuron is thought to have an impact on the likelihood of developing Schizophrenia.
Shortness of breath, dizziness, shaking, sweating, numbness or tingling, are only some of the symptoms of this Anxiety disorder.
People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) are more prone to experience which mood disorder.
Otherwise known as Shirley Mason, this patient with DID suffered from blackouts and emotional breakdowns brought on by extreme childhood trauma.
This disorder is mostly connected with veterans, but also effects victims of traumatic experiences, such as rape or domestic abuse.
Otherwise known as Sarah Burge, this woman has had over 100 procedures to "fix" all of the things she sees that are wrong with her body.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia that include a reduction in or absence of normal functions (i.e., flat affect, reduced emotional expressiveness or speech).
Howie Mandel, a TV personality, has a phobia called "mysophobia." He will not shake hands with his fans, but rather uses a 'fist bump' to lessen his exposure to these.
A false belief.
Preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in personal appearance. Feelings of self-consciousness may lead patients to avoid work or public situations.
Characterized by separation of critical parts of the personality (i.e., memory, consciousness or identity) that are normally integrated and work together.
This experiment provided insight into the issues of "labeling" the mentally ill; his pseudo-patients claimed to hear voices that said, "empty," "thud," and "hollow" but otherwise behaved normally.
Considered a Dissociative Disorder, this sub-type is a condition where the patient appears to have "split" or "multiple personalities," to prevent disturbing memories thereby reducing their anxiety.
People who share similarity of these increase their lifetime risk of developing Schizophrenia
Known as a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, this drug is used to treat depression.
A disorder that is similar to GAD, except that indicators are greatly magnified and usually have a sudden onset.