GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Revision (Page 3 of 5)

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Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders

  • Each disorder in this category is a psychotic disorder, which means that hallucinations or delusions (erroneous beliefs) are present.
  • Schizophrenia, formerly known as dementia praecox, was renamed by Eugene Bleuler. Schizophrenia means “split mind, ” indicating a mind that has split from reality. But his is not to be confused with the multiple personalities or a split personality.
  • Schizophrenic symptoms may be positive (abnormally present) or negative (abnormally absent). Positive s

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Mood Disorders

Mood disorder is a major depressive disorder. This sort of disorder is majorly seen in females and they experience the episode going in a depressed mood. In this type of disorder there is loss of usual interests, changes in weight or sleep, low energy, feelings of worthlessness, or thoughts of death. This is the disorder which goes on continuously for minimum two weeks constantly.

  • Dysthymic disorder. In this type of disorder, the person in always in low mood but doesn’t actually pass

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