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GRE Psychology: Clinical And Abnormal Psychology 2

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1. B - dramatic - emotional or erratic; instability in relationships and emotions - impulsivity

2. One with a history of good social and interpersonal skills likelier to recover than antisocial individual

3. Excessive sleepiness

4. Avoidant - dependent - obsessive-compulsive

5. Anxiety around social or performance situations

6. Major depressive disorder - dysthymic disorder - bipolar disorder

7. Schizophrenia results from a physiological predisposition (abnormal brain chemistry) paired with an external stressor

8. A - odd or eccentric; eccentricity - distorted reality

9. Inflated self-esteem - decreased sleep - talkativeness - flight of ideas - intense goal-directed activity - excessive pleasure-seeking

10. Published bimonthly by APA; various papers ranging from literature reviews to quantitative reviews

11. Perhaps use of neologisms

12. Motor immobility or waxy figure

13. Onset between late adolescence and mid-30s; process vs. reactive

14. A - odd or eccentric; distrust - suspicion

15. Frequent disruption of sleep because of screaming or crying

16. Range from fetishes to arousal problems to gender discomfort; desire - arousal - orgasmic - and sexual pain disorders

17. Irresistible impulse to steal

18. Major player in the physiology of various disorders - too much dopamine activity is believed to cause schizophrenia

19. Inability to recall information relating to trauma

20. IQ 70 or below; mild 70-55 - moderate 55-40 - severe 40-25 - profound <25

21. Frequently treated with anxiolytics

22. Abnormally present; delusions - perceptual hallucinations - nonsensical or disorganized speech - disorganized behaviour

23. Ex. Nocturnal enuresis - bed wetting - usually treated with behaviour modification

24. Sleep abnormalities; hypersomnia - narcolepsy - etc.

25. Recurrent use despite substance-related problems or danger

26. Form of mental retardation caused by iodine deficiency

27. Type of mother who 'causes' children to become schizophrenic

28. Another person is in love with the individual

29. Mental disorders - diagnostic criteria - official numerical codes - first published 1952 - for clinical - research and educational use; 4th edition 1994 - text revision 2000 - DSM V 2012

30. Recurrent panic attacks - persistent worry about another attack; often accompanied by mitral valve heart problem

31. Viewed schizophrenic world as simply misunderstood or artistic; felt they should not be treated

32. Founder of American Psychology Association (APA)

33. Difficulty falling/staying asleep

34. Psychology taken into community (community centres or schools) rather than individuals go to clinics and universities; emphasizes respect - recognizes logistics that keep needy people from seeking help

35. Irresistble impulse to gamble

36. C - anxious or fearful; social inhibitions hypersensitivity - perceptions of inadequacy

37. Anxiety in response to a stimulus (e.g. flying - heights - needles - or driving)

38. Indicated by some combination of: continued use despite substance-related problems; need for increased amount; desire but inability to stop use; withdrawal; lessening of outside interests; much time getting - using - or recovering from substance

39. Oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder; indicated by patterns of behaviour that violate rules - norms - or the rights of others

40. Male with one Y and 2 X chromosomes - hypogonadism and reduced fertility; other physical and behavioural differences and problems with varying severity

41. Recessive - genetic deficiency of hexosaminidase A; symptoms that resemble psychological disorders (e.g. schizophrenia or dementia)

42. Erroneous or distorted thinking

43. Indicated by disturbed consciousness (awareness - attention - focus) and cognition (memory disorientation)

44. Imitating gestures of others

45. A component of many different anxiety disorders - lasts for a discrete period of time often <10 min; overwhelming feelings of danger or need to escape - expressed as an intense fear of dying or 'going crazy'; accompanied by sweating - trembling - pou

46. Characterized by obsessions or compulsions that are time-consuming - distressing - and disruptive; typical obsessions might be about locking the door - or becoming contaminated; typical compulsions might be checking behaviour - counting - or hand was

47. Falling asleep uncontrollably during routine daily activity

48. Antisocial - borderline - histrionic - narcissistic

49. Schizophrenia develops gradually - lower rate of recovery

50. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa