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Abnormal Psychology & Therapies - Part II

Teacher: Willems
Characterized by major depression, this condition is also known as Persistent Depressive Disorder.
An approach created by Freud in order to access the unconscious mind.
Perception without sensory information (i.e., visual, smells, auditory).
Culturally bound, this is a characteristic of mental illness.
These therapies are based on the premise that the symptoms of many psychological disorders involve chemical imbalances and disturbed nervous systems.
Therapy formerly used to treat Schizophrenia, Biomedical therapy uses drugs and this type of therapy to treat Depression.
The lead singer of Nirvana, who commited suicice at 27-years old, he provides a perfect correlation that Major Depression often leads to suicidal feelings and actions.
Strong irrational fear of objects or situations that are normally considered harmless.
This type of therapy focuses on the problem behavior itself, rather than on insights; based on the principles of CC, OP, and Observational Learning.
Rogers was an influential humanist who developed a therapy characterized by creating a comfortable, non-judgmental environment by demonstrating empathy and unconditional positive regard toward patients.
Formerly known as Munchausen Syndrome, this syndrome is characterized by the fabrication or invention of symptoms by the patient. Usually patients have experienced childhood abuse, emotional issues and grow up to have their needs met by putting themselves in dangerous or painful medical procedures.
This model suggests that people ma have either an inherited or environmental predisposition that increases their risk for schizophrenia; stressful experiences may trigger schizophrenic episodes.
Created by Albert Ellis, this type of therapy helps clients recognize and change their self-defeating thoughts.
Considered the "Mother of Behavior Therapy,' she created Desensitization Theory.
Under the umbrella of the Psychoanalyitical Perspective of Therapy, this is the process by which a patient projects unresolved conflicts and feelings onto the therapist.
Aaron Beck developed a form of cognitive therapy effective for treating this "common cold" of psychological disorders. He helps to conquer the "limited types of thinking" (i.e., All-or-Nothing Thinking, Magnification, Catastrophizing, etc.).
Most closely associated with Bipolar Disorder, this symptom is characterized by periods of elation, euphoria, and a desire for action; creativity surges during this phase.
Persistent difficulty and distress when "giving up" possessions and an excessive need to hold on to items that have no value.
This type of therapy is designed to help clients understand the causes of their problems and gain greater control over their thoughts, feelings and behavior.
A psychoactive drug most commonly prescribed to treat Bipolar Disorder.