Flashcards in Psychological Disorders Deck (38)
Disorders that have mood disturbances as their predominant feature.
Major Depressive Disorder
Unipolar depression that is characterized by feelings of worthlessness and lack of pleasure, lethargy, and sleep/appetite disturbances.
Major Depressive Disorder typically lasts __ weeks, and the median lifetime risk is __%.
Response style of women to Major Depressive Disorder:
Accept, disclose, and ruminate about negative emotions.
Response style of men to Major Depressive Disorder:
Deny negative emotions, engage in self distraction (work or drinking alcohol).
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Recurrent depressive episodes in a seasonal pattern as a result of reduced levels of light in fall and winter months.
Depression heritability ranges from __-__%
Depression is associated with the neurotransmitters of ___ and ___.
Norepinepherine and serotonin.
People that suffer from depression tend to have a ___ cognitive style.
Maintains that individuals who are prone to depression automatically attribute negative experiences to causes that are internal, stable, and global.
Suicide is among the top __ cases of death annually in Canada.
Suicide is the ___ leading cause of death for Canadian youth in between the ages 10-24.
First Nations are _-_ times more likely to commit suicide than non-Aboriginal.
Males are more likely to ___ suicides than females, but females are more likely to ___ suicide.
CPR Model for Suicide.
Current Plan, Prior Attempt, and Resources.
To assess urgency, and determine whether or not the person has a plan.
To obtain a suicide history, and what happened with their last suicide attempt, and how it was stopped.
To determine the person's ability to cope and identify existing or potential supports. Does the client have a support network, contracting.
Agreement between a client and clinician based on client's needs.
An unstable emotional condition characterized vt cycles of abnormal, persistent high mood (mania) and low mood (depression).
Features of Bipolar Disorder:
Grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, talkativeness, racing thoughts, distractibility, reckless behaviours.
Figures that had Bipolar Disorder:
Virginia Woolf, Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway.
Bipolar Disorder has the ___ rate of heritability at __%.
___ helps stabilize depressive and maniac symptoms.
A condition in which normal cognitive processes are severely disjointed or fragmented creating significant disruptions in memory, awareness, or personality that can vary in length from a matter of minutes to many years.
In DID, the goal is to ___ personalities to be able to deal with the world.
Amalgamate or bring together.
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
Characterized by the presence within an individual of two or more distinct identities that at different times take control of the individual's behaviour.
Is the sudden loss of memory for significant personal information.
Is the sudden loss of memory for one's personal history, accompanied by an abrupt departure from home and the assumption of a new identity.