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  • 1. Dissociative, Personality, and Mood Disorders
    Chapter 12
  • 2. Dissociative Disorders
    Conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings
    Symptoms
    Having a sense of being unreal.
    Being separated from the body.
    Watching yourself as if in a movie.
  • 3. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
    A disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities, formerly called multiple personality disorder.
  • 4. Facts about DID
    Rare disorder
    Someone may lose their memory or change their identity in response to a stressful situation
    Rarely exists outside the US (makes many think that this is a cultural issue)
    Most people with DID have suffered some form of abuse
  • 5. Personality disorders
    Personality disorders- characterized by inflexible and enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning
    Antisocial personality disorder (psychopath)
    Typically male, shows no conscience for his actions
    Feel and fear little
    Dennis Radar (BTK killer)
  • 6. Dennis Radar- BTK Killer
  • 7. Antisocial Personality Disorder
    PET scans of 41 murderers revealed reduced activity in the frontal lobes. In a follow-up study, repeat offenders had 11% less frontal lobe activity
  • 8. Mood disorders
    Mood Disorders- disorders characterized by emotional extremes
    Major depressive disorder
    Mania
    Bipolar disorder
  • 9. Depression
    Major Depressive Disorder- a person experiences two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feelings or worthlessness, and diminished interest
    #1 reason people seek mental health services
    Women are more than X2 as likely to experiencedepression than men
  • 10. Bipolar Disorder
    Formerly called manic-depressive disorder. An alternation between depression and mania signals bipolar disorder.
    Depressive Symptoms
    Manic Symptoms
    Gloomy
    Elation
    Withdrawn
    Euphoria
    Inability to make decisions
    Desire for action
    Tired
    Hyperactive
    Slowness of thought
    Multiple ideas
  • 11. Mood disorders
    Mania- over-talkative, over-active
    Little need for sleep
    Fewer sexual inhibitions
    May need protection from their own poor judgment
    May find advice irritating