Psychological Disorders and Therapy (Schizophrenia (Subtypes ( …
Psychological Disorders and Therapy
A person's trait, thoughts, or behavior is considered abnormal if it's statistically infrequent.
For example, if a person has a below average IQ, that person would be considered abnormal.
When someone's thoughts, feelings, or behaviors interfere with their daily functioning.
For example, if someone was drinking too much that they can't have a long term relationship.
Violation of social norms
Explaining anxiety disorders
Conditioned stimulus triggers anxiety.
For example, I pass someone who's walking their pit bull and the pit bull suddenly attacks me. Now, I will be afraid of pit bulls.
Having a habit of thinking of something that triggers fear.
For example, I watch the movie IT and afterwards, I'm terrified and I start thinking about the clown.
Phobias result from modeling and imitation.
For example, a kid is going up to Santa and the kid starts screaming and becomes be afraid of Santa. When other kids are starting to go up to Santa, they are going to be afraid also.
"Split" from reality.
Experience hallucinations (visual and auditory),
Believing that someone is out there to get you.
Irrational belief despite clear evidence.
Believing that you are an important figure.
Believing that you are receiving some kind of message.
When someone's symptoms don't match any of the other subtypes.
When someone isn't currently experiencing the subtypes.
Decrease in movement.
When someone is having disorganized speech or behavior.
The inability to recall one's past and a new identity.
For example, Joe's personality David walks around the block in his neighborhood. Joe returns back to his original personality, but he can't remember he walked. Also, Joe formed a new personality, Matt, but he cant remember that.