Unit 12

Abnormal Psychology ‚Äč7-9%

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AP Psychology Quiz- Abnormal Disorders

Quizlet- Unit 12

Essential Tasks 12-1: Describe contemporary and historical conceptions of what constitutes psychological disorders, recognize the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as the primary reference for making diagnostic judgments with specific attention to five axis, and identify the positive and negative consequences of diagnostic labels (e.g., the Rosenhan study).

Essential Tasks 12-2: Discuss the major diagnostic category of mood disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of major depressive disorder, dysthymia, Bipolar I and Bipolar II, detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

Essential Tasks 12-3: Discuss the major diagnostic category of anxiety disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias, OCD, GAD and PTSD, detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of eac

Essential Tasks 12-4: Discuss the major diagnostic category of somatoform disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of somatization, conversion, hypochondriasis, detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

Essential Tasks 12-5: Discuss the major diagnostic category of dissociative disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of DID, Dissociative Amnesia, Dissociative Fugue, Depersonalization, detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

Essential Tasks 12-6: Discuss the major diagnostic category of childhood disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, and ODD, detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

Essential Tasks 12-7: Discuss the major diagnostic category of schizophrenia with specific attention to defining positive and negative symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

Essential Tasks 12-8: Discuss the major diagnostic category of personality disorders with specific attention to the diagnoses of Paranoid Personality Disorder, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Dependent Personality Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder detail the defining symptoms of each and identify the best approach(es) for explaining the cause(es) of each.

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