GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Revision (Page 2 of 5)

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Delirium, Dementia, Other Cognitive Disorders

  • Delirium: This disorder comes to notice when consciousness gets disturbed (awareness, attention, focus) and cognition (memory, disorientation).
  • Dementia: This disorder is related to cognitive problems (with memory, spatial tasks, or language) which are due to a medical condition; may be due to the effect of Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s (tremors with declining neurological functioning), Huntington’s disease (genetically inherited progressive degeneration of thought, emotion, and movement),

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Substance-Related Disorders

These are the disorders which arise due to intake of toxin such as cocaine, nicotine, or paint fumes. The two best-known subtypes of this disorder are:

  • Dependence: This disorders are the combination or few of the following: cannot stop usage of substances though they are harmful, need to increase use of some substance constantly, interests of being social declining, or you get to spend a lot of time socially.
  • Abuse: Recurrent use despite substance-related problems or danger.

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