Essay on Dissociation and Multiple Personalities (Did)

974 Words Jun 12th, 2012 4 Pages
OBJECTIVES * To introduce the different perspectives on psychological disorders, and to discuss the controversy surrounding the use of diagnostic labels. * To describe the most prevalent disorders, and to examine their possible causes. * To describe the prevalence of the different psychological disorders. * To investigate how Dissociative identity occur among woman * How the family members handle the situation with DID suffer * To recommend the ways to prevent DID among woman. Perspectives on Psychological Disorders 1. Identify the criteria for judging whether behavior is psychologically disordered.
There is a fine and somewhat arbitrary line between normality and abnormality. A psychological disorder is a harmful
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Such diagnostic classification ideally aims to describe a disorder, predict its future course, imply appropriate treatment, and stimulate research into its causes. Anxiety Disorders 4. Describe the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal. Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder in which the anxiety may at times suddenly escalate into a terrifying panic attack, a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations. A phobia is an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object or situation. An obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions). 5. Explain the development of anxiety disorders from both a learning and a biological perspective.
The learning perspective views anxiety disorders as a product of fear conditioning, stimulus generalization, reinforcement, and observational learning. The biological perspective emphasizes evolutionary, genetic, and physiological influences.Mood Disorders 6. Describe major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder.
In major

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