Essay Important Questions: Psychological Well Being and Mental Disorder

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Chapter 5: ANXIETY, PHOBIAS, and OCD
Distinguish between fear and anxiety.

Describe each of the anxiety disorders and how common these disorders are.

Discuss the major theories and treatments for generalized anxiety disorder.

Describe the features of panic disorder and discuss the biological and cognitive explanations and therapies of this disorder.

Define phobia; then describe agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobia; discuss the major theories and treatments for phobias.

Distinguish between obsessions and compulsions.

Discuss the major theories and treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Chapter 6: STRESS DISORDERS
Distinguish between fear and anxiety.

Define stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, list typical symptoms, and provide psychological explanations and treatments for these disorders.
Discuss abuse and victimization in terms of stress disorders.

Describe the traditional psychophysiological disorders: ulcers, asthma, chronic headaches, hypertension, and coronary heart disease.
Chapter 7: SOMATOFORM AND DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS
Define somatoform disorders, including conversion disorders, somatization disorders, and pain disorders.

Explain how physicians distinguish between hysterical somatoform disorders and true medical problems.

Describe the criteria for diagnosing factitious disorder; include in this discussion Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

Compare and contrast hypochondriasis and body dysmorphic disorders.

Compare and contrast the psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral views of somatoform disorders.

Describe the general characteristics of the dissociative disorders: dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, and dissociative identity disorder.

Discuss the explanations of dissociative disorder to include psychodynamic explanations, behavioral explanations, state-dependent learning, and self-hypnosis.

Discuss treatment for the dissociative disorders.

Describe depersonalization disorder.

Chapter 8: MOOD DISORDERS
Compare depression and mania while discussing the symptoms of…