Obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms

July 5, 2015

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  • Mind – patient aware symptoms arise in the mind
  • Unpleasant thoughts
  • Resist – patient must want and try to resist obsessive thoughts
  • Displeasure of feeling the obsession
  • Ego-dystonic
  • Repetitive thoughts

Male sexual response stages

July 4, 2015

DEOR

  • Desire
  • Excitement
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution

Primary emotions

July 3, 2015

Happy Sad FADS

  • Happiness
  • Sadness
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Disgust
  • Surprise

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Paul Ekman (1972)

Kleinian defences

July 2, 2015

SIPDOG

  • Splitting
  • Introjection
  • Projective identification
  • Denial
  • Omnipotence
  • Grandiosity

Stages of change model

July 1, 2015

PC PAM

  • Pre-contemplation – does not want to change
  • Contemplation – ambivalent and ‘sitting on the fence’ about change
  • Preparation – had some experience in change and ‘testing the waters’
  • Action – introducing change
  • Maintenance – continuing with the change

Prochaska and DiClemente’s model – intentional behavioural change. Often associated with addictions.

Pre-contemplation can be divided up further:

Rel Reb Res Rat

  • Reluctant – insufficient knowledge about problem
  • Rebellious – afraid of losing control over life
  • Resigned – hopeless about change
  • Rationalising – think they do not have a problem

Hardy-Weinberg principle

June 30, 2015

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  • Mutations must not occur
  • Gene Flow must not occcur (no migration in or out)
  • Random mating
  • Selection (natural) must not occur
  • Drift (genetic) must not occur

A gene pool that remains constant in allele and genotype frequencies.

Histrionic personality disorder features

June 29, 2015

PRAISE ME (source)

  • Provocative or seductive behaviour
  • Relationships considered more intimate than they are
  • Attention required (need to be the centre)
  • Influenced easily
  • Style of speech (impressionistic, lacking detail)
  • Emotions shallow, rapidly shifting, dramatic
  • Manipulative / Make up (physical appearance used to draw attention to self)
  • Ego-centric

Schizoid personality disorder features

June 28, 2015

DISTANT Fantasy (source)

  • Detached or flattened affect
  • Indifferent to criticism or praise
  • Sexual experiences of little interest
  • Tasks done alone (solitary)
  • Absence of close friends
  • Neither desires nor enjoys close relationships
  • Takes pleasure in few activities
  • Fantasy and introspection, preoccupation with such

Paranoid personality disorder features

June 27, 2015

SUSPECT (source)

  • Sensitive (excessively) to setbacks and rebuffs
  • Unforgiving and bears grudges persistently
  • Spousal infidelity suspicions
  • Perceives friendly/neutral acts as hostile/contemptuous
  • Excessive self-worth/importance
  • Conspiratorial beliefs
  • Tenacious sense of self rights

Bleuler’s four A’s of schizophrenia

June 25, 2015

Am Aff Au Ass

  • Ambivalence
  • Affect disturbed
  • Autism
  • Association, loosening of