Psychological Disorders and Treatment:
By Diane Roger-Arroya
Psy124 unit 9 Assignment
June 18, 2013
A psychological disorder is also known as a mental disorder. A pattern of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple life areas and/or create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms is what psychological disorder. Examples of psychological disorder are bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and Schizophrenia are some to name. With the proper diagnosis a client may receive proper treatment that can help them function in society. Psychological disorders have good treatment options with medications, psychotherapy, or other treatments.
Three months ago, Amanda was in a major car accident. She sustained only minor injuries, but two friends riding in her car were killed. At first, the accident seemed like just a bad dream. Then Amanda started having nightmares about it. Now, the sights and sounds of the accident haunt her all the time. Amanda has trouble sleeping at night, and during the day she feels irritable and on edge. She jumps whenever she hears a siren or screeching tires, and she avoids TV programs that might show a car chase or accident scene. Amanda also avoids driving whenever possible, and refuses to go anywhere near the site of the crash.
According to DSM-IV-IR, Amanda is suffering from Post traumatic Stress disorder. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it is a type of anxiety that is triggered by a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. In some cases Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in commonly presented with soldiers and war veterans. It also occur when someone experienced it, witnessed it or who has with the aftermath. Theses event include: rape, natural disasters, car and plane crash, war, terrorist attack, and the list goes on. The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) include: anger and irritability, guilt, shame, or self blame, depression...
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