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Conference: Bulletin Board/Q & A
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Conference: Welcome and Introductions
Response Title: Re: Student Introductions
Author:David J Matchey
Date: Thursday, 1/25/2007 9:48 EST
Hi, I'm Dave. I'm living in Washington, D.C., and going for my B.S. in Psychology. I have
a couple of years experience with WebTycho and have taken LIBS150, as well as Statistical
Methods, Sensation & Perception, Experimental Methods, Social Psych, Adulthood & Aging,
Personality Theories, and Intro to Clinical Psychology. From this course in psychopathology I
hope to be able to intelligently and properly describe some of the disorders that are so often
spoken of, but not always understood, in everyday life.
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Conference: Tutorials - Refreshers/Important
Response Title: APA Style Guide
Author:David J Matchey
Date: Tuesday, 3/27/2007 12:42 EDT
Dr. Sadler, in searching through the UMUC library's pages on writing, I haven't been able to
find any examples of what the paper should "look" like -- as far as section arrangement. I
did find one here: http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/apa4b.htm by a Dr. Plonsky at the
University of Wisconsin who seems to stay up to date with APA style.I think it helps, so
I'm offering it to others who haven't been able to find any help on how to arrange their
papers. Would you mind taking a look to make sure it is acceptable to use?
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Conference: How To Study
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Conference: Important Considerations in Writing a Psychology Paper
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Conference: Reading an Empirical Research Article
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Conference: Week 1 Conference 1/24-1/30
Response Title: Re: Case Study: "Imposter Mother"
Author:David J Matchey
Brain Injury Halts Smoking. 2/17/2007 17:07 EST Body: Dr. but now that the secret is out on Capgras Syndrome I wanted to call attention to a similar happening which was in the news recently: A man. Sadler. In Clue to Addiction. Sadler. 1/27/2007 12:11 EST Body: I had heard of this phenomenon before. It turns out that his brain had suffered damage to the pathways between the area governing physical reactions and the insula. a smoker. I'm not sure I could find an abundance of information about psychogenic -- or dissociative -- fugue. or lack of it. since we weren't talking about factitious disorders. but the element of emotional activity. 2/20/2007 12:36 EST Body: Thank you -- I will expand the topic. (2007). and for each disorder will have these sections: Description of disorderEtiologyResearch MethodsTreatment Is this O. but on an initial search through the databases I was able to find a couple of case studies and related journal articles.com/2007/01/26/science/ 26brain.nytimes. Respond to this noteTitle: Dissociative Fugue Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. Retrieved January 27. .K. entitled "Dissociative disorders: An overview. I would expand beyond the simple causes of dissociative fugue and include different descriptions of the affectation. Cheers. In this case it was a physical reaction as opposed to the visual reaction of seeing one's mother (or even one's self). Thanks. 3/22/2007 10:01 EDT Body: Dr.. Conference: Term Paper Topics: Discussion & Approval Aside Title: Re: Dissociative Fugue Author:David J Matchey Date: Thursday." divided by the six types of dissociative disorders.I have my paper. Would this be an acceptable topic? Given how limited the information is (or seems to be at the moment).html Conference: Term Paper: Specific Guidelines The class member did not post any messages in this conference.Date: Saturday. Thanks also for the correction -- I'm positive I meant "affliction" instead of "affectation" -- most likely that was a subconscious slip. 2007 from http://www. B. who survived a stroke no longer had the urge to smoke. is similar. Here's the link to the New York Times article:Carey. or should I include any other sections? Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Dissociative Fugue Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. which translates these into emotions.
do you mean that the Behavioral Genetic theory is the one that is politically incorrect? In the case of Steven and Andy. you'll get used to the sort of questions posed. However. I believe it was once said that the only good thing IQ tests are for is to make you better at taking IQ tests. score higher on them and presto!: you have a higher IQ. 2/10/2007 13:21 EST Body: Those "Trek-like" advances could one day be very possible - what comes to my mind is a system that speeds up the firing of neurons to make our brains more efficient. he might not have beat Andy since that behavior would not have been learned. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Chapter 2 – Reflection: Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. which is the probability I would assign to such a beating happening had Steven not been beaten by his father. or specifically Steven's case. I repeatedly took them until I raised my IQ to a few points shy of genius. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Review Nature & Nurture of Behavior Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday.Having both the genetic predisposition for violence as well as the environmental experience of having been beaten. 2/03/2007 13:13 EST Body: I agree that the sociocultural aspect of abnormal behavior is a fascinating topic. 2/03/2007 13:25 EST Body: Dr. Growing up overseas. it is equally possible that he would hit his son. But I do have an answer for your question about increasing a normal person's IQ: just keep taking IQ tests. in my view. If you keep taking them. when online IQ tests were popular. or be more inclined to classify that behavior as "crazy. and the sociocultural differences between races living in the ." While some of the discussion centers on ethnicity. even without learning such behavior as a child. Had he grown up in a different environment. I think it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors. or ways of behaving. and seeing the interaction between members of different cultures provided me with an understanding that because different cultures have different accepted norms. raise the chances of Steven beating Andy above 50%.Dave Respond to this note Conference: Week 2 Conference 1/31-2/6 Aside Title: Re: Review Neuroscience Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. A few years ago. people from different cultures will either have trouble understanding each others' behavior. All it takes is practice. one that did not include beatings. Sadler. Steven could have inherited certain traits from his father that make him more sensitive to outbursts of anger or other negative emotions.
and when in therapy. but in a more subtle way that does not include labels. I believe. These people are individuals. 2/20/2007 12:51 EST Body: same here Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Anxiety Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. gives them a subjective target that may fuel their disorder if they begin to read up on it without having had the educational training that encompasses both the disorders and the system of naming them. possibly?) - which is where their attention needs to be. 2/10/2007 13:55 EST Body: The last sentence was priceless. 2/10/2007 13:28 EST Body: I don't think it would in all cases be the best idea to inform the patient of the diagnosis -- that is. I think it is more interesting how people tend to judge others (regardless of that others' cultural context) according to their own ideas of abnormality. Telling a patient the "label" or the name of their alleged condition. for example. or even simple assessment. in my opinion. 2/20/2007 12:44 EST Body: I'm going to wager a guess that there have been studies as to why (or how) women . telling the patient that he or she is suffering from bipolar disorder. As practicing psychologists.same society. Respond to this note Conference: Week 4 Conference 2/14-2/20 Aside Title: Re: Self-Analysis Anxiety Scale Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. our emphasis would definitely be on identification of the patient's maladies. Diagnosing someone may be the best tool we have when it comes to directing people toward treatment. an effort should be made to communicate with them as people instead of someone with a certain disorder. but it would also be on treatment. Respond to this note Conference: Week 3 Conference 2/7-2/13 Response Title: Re: Reserved Reading (Attached here) Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. Has there been any research on psychologists' personalities dependent on the types of psychological tests they choose to administer? Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Discussion Topic - labeling Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday.The focus. but sharing this with the patient might lead to them putting emphasis/concentrating on the classification of the disorder rather than themselves (as a form of escape. should be on their treatment.
these studies -- stress can cause illness. is how different models converge to give us a more complete picture. respectively. I would imagine that both the biological and sociocultural models would play a frontal role in explaining this difference -- pointing out. 2/26/2007 12:34 EST Body: What surprised me about factitious disorder is the fact that it is a real disorder -- and those suffering from it are not explicitly aware of the falsity of their condition. I'm beginning to get a better understanding of how the different models of treatment would approach psychological disorders. 2/14/2007 14:20 EST Body: The 27 year-old electrician. to me. if due only to stress. too. the difference in levels of hormonal activity and gender roles (or stereotypes?). and illness can . for example. is likely suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. There is an element of Social Phobia. His concern about his parents and whether his wife will leave him make me inclined to think that he also has a case of Separation Anxiety Disorder. but I can't name any off the top of my head. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Somatoform Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. because of the duration of his symptoms. One of the things that stands out. Respond to this note Conference: Week 5 Conference 2/21-2/27 Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Somatoform Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. The behaviorist approach. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Case Studies (Electrician) Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. has consistently utilized a system of reinforcement in order to counteract the symptoms of these various disorders. for example. 2/24/2007 11:48 EST Body: I think it's interesting.are more commonly affected than are men by these disorders. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Stress and Psychopathology Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday.As we read. It would be more likely for a person to develop an ulcer than to lose their eyesight. 2/26/2007 10:52 EST Body: It makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. indicated by his worries over the views of his coworkers as well as his limited social contacts.
I think I hear what you're saying about people developing psychological problems even if they don't grow up in crowded environments -- since you mentioned claustrophobia as an example I thought that sometimes a person's perception of their environment as limiting can also cause psychological distress.Is Dissociative Amnesia also known by the name Transient Global Amnesia (TGA)? . but a person's inability to control their movement seems like it should happen more often than a person developing pain. seemed to me that it should be more prevalent because the disorder seems simpler -- a person's voluntary movements. even in crowded cities. Conversion disorder. or if people are more psychologically equipped to deal with stress that may turn into a conversion disorder. at first. 2/24/2007 11:20 EST Body: One thing that I find interesting here is the statement that somatization disorder is more prevalent than conversion disorder. like eye movement. If people aren't aware of what they are feeling. but as a student I'll come out and say what I think: some of the emerging behaviors from the rat study initially reminded me of what happens in overcrowded prisons and. I believe can take a toll on the psychological systems of a group's individuals and bring about effects similar to what we've read about these rats. because of all the requirements for somatization disorder -- i. The threat of violence or the constantly heightened state of watchfulness (as you would see in people walking or driving around in a densely populated area or big city). sometimes. for example. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture: Stress and Psychopathology Author:David J Matchey Date: Friday. I know this doesn't come near to qualifying as an actual conversion disorder. and how in some stressful social situations people are sometimes seem unable to control the movement of their eyes. 2/23/2007 11:45 EST Body: Calhoun doesn't say anything specific about applying his findings to human behavior.. I wonder if it possible that more conversion disorders go unreported. I think of something fairly common. Sadler. 3/02/2007 15:17 EST Body: Dr.cause stress. are impaired by psychological issues. as well as gastric and sexual problems because of stress. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture: Somatoform Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. Respond to this note Conference: Week 6 Conference 2/28-3/6 Response Title: Re: Lecture: Dissociative Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Friday.e. a person's physical complaints must include all of those on the list. they can get caught in a downward spiral.
in conjunction with the feeling that he was going insane and detached from his body. Since it had been five years since his appendectomy.aspx? aID=9840&searchStr=depersonalization disorder#9840As to the possible causes of his symptoms -- from the lectures and reading I would assume. in their early twenties. it could be a case of repressed memories. that can probably be safely eliminated. usually males I believe. The student may have repressed memories that could be revived through hypnosis. I think. or if it were possible that he had something like an inner ear problem affecting his balance. barring any neurological/ medical problems. 3/09/2007 17:07 EST Body: . so I'm thinking the therapist should probably create a treatment regimen of techniques centered in the sociocognitive or psychodynamic arena. or prevent maladaptive ideation. Cousins are derived from siblings. did give me a moment's pause -- I wondered if there were any residual effects of the anaesthesia.This "Foggy" student seems to be a little suggestible - and he doesn't seem to have a Type A personality. Respond to this note Conference: Week 7 Conference 3/7-3/13 Aside Title: Re: Response for David Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture II: Mood Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Friday. and he doesn't have a history of substance abuse. "I'm going crazy" type thoughts. which they each in turn could have inflicted on their own children.The self-critical. 3/14/2007 11:26 EDT Body: Right - it was young adults. especially since the given information doesn't lead me to believe that he has any other type of anxiety disorders. are simply to be expected when a person doesn't understand what is happening to him or her -- I would suggest cognitive therapies to adjust his modes of thinking. I do not have a copy of the DSM-IV-TR but was able to find an excerpt here: http://www.com/content. 2/26/2007 16:39 EST Body: I agree with Alicja's diagnosis of depersonalization disorder. however. that the therapist should ask questions about childhood abuse. The fact that his cousin was hospitalized for a severe mental disorder definitely raise the questions of this condition having either a genetic cause. are consistent with everything I could find with depersonalization disorder. but I personally would recommend (like I know what I'm talking about) an approach that deals with the types of thoughts and reactions that the student has in certain situations that seem to bring on these bouts of impaired sensation.psychiatryonline. Since that information wasn't initially included. or childhood sexual abuse. who may themselves have had similar experiences growing up (such as abuse).The "dead" feeling of emotional numbness. His medical status.Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Case Study: The Foggy Student Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. or (since they aren't twins and a genetic link is statistically improbable) an issue of childhood abuse.
Conference: Midterm Exam Answer Key Response Title: Re: Midterm Answer Key Author:David J Matchey Date: Thursday. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Beauty no longer in the eyes of the beholder Author:David J Matchey Date: Sunday.There are a couple things that I found interesting and learned from this week's lesson.The other thing was what Dr. Retrieved March 20. I would like to know more about the studies. 39... 443-447. International Journal of Eating Disorders. since I was going to ask about it this week anyway. I realized that much of what I thought I knew came from news articles and television commercials. 3/18/2007 11:33 EDT Body: .K.Reference: Norris. support groups can perpetuate. Ana and the internet: A review of pro-anorexia websites. 3/20/2007 13:12 EDT Body: A journal article dealing with pro-anorexia websites (Norris.M. I wonder if anyone else heard the news a while back that claimed SSRIs and other antidepressant medications increased the risk of suicide in young adults. Katzman. however it is good to know that the types of medication being employed actually help instead of increasing the risk of harm. through media such as the internet. 3/15/2007 14:36 EDT Body: Dr. M. The fact that there are more descriptions for similar disorders of varying intensity and specific symptoms helps me understand the level of discernment I should use when speaking about these disorders. K. D. 2007 from Academic Search Premier database. Boydell. the Short Answer section is missing question #11 and the items that follow are misnumbered. Respond to this note Conference: Midterm Exam The class member did not post any messages in this conference. and in some cases cause (though this hasn't been proven) eating disorders because of the availability of such content. Having not studied it before. et al.. or the disorder associated with mild swings between hyperactivity and depression. The first was the classification of cyclothymia.. It is helpful to see what kind of support is out there in support of this disorder to get an idea of how. There was such a flood of talk about bipolar disorder that I began to see it as something that pretty much anyone (actually.L. L. (2006). Sadler said about the community-wide test of suicidal ideation in relation to Prozac. 2006) led me to check out some of them (Google Search Results). Respond to this note Conference: Week 8 Conference 3/14-3/19 Response Title: Pro-Ana Websites Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. everyone) could have. Pinhas. Sadler.
I would imagine that it is pretty difficult to get someone to change their beliefs and patterns of behavior if these were developed in adolescence -- which. many people who would otherwise have developed anorexia have been caught between two cultural/fashionable taboos: first. Now I know the difference. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture: Eating Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Sunday. There were some movies back in the 80s and 90s that called a lot of attention to anorexia specifically. anyway) are bulimics who sometimes slip over the line. Since most of the body's serotonin is produced in the stomach. The case studies that we are reading gives an overview of the types of treatments. or that bulimia had a non-purging type. usually through vomiting. let alone reuptake. Respond to this note Conference: Week 10 Conference 3/28-4/3 Aside Title: Methamphetamine Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. The media in the United States has a large role in this.Ruth -I agree. and help the person maintain a normal weight. the dividing line does seem a little blurred. to me. but I do know some of the slang terms for drugs so I had heard of "ice. 3/18/2007 10:31 EDT Body: I wasn't aware that anorexia had a purging type. and is a function of food intake (one must first have fuel to make neurotransmitters).I would like to know more about how." or crystal meth. In many counties and small parishes. though at first the explanation for both disorders caused me to wonder if they weren't pretty much the same. and I think the increased attention could have prompted those with eating disorders to "hide" them better. at present. and second. that of being overweight. and perhaps because of increased attention on the topic in the past. and remembered bulimia by the fact that there was elimination of food. would be the maintained body weight. anorexics can't initially be treated by SSRI antidepressant medication -- because there is a shortage of serotonin that would be available for release in the first place. a therapist would get the patient to start eating by using cognitive and behavioral therapy. The defining difference between the two. I figure that the majority of those with eating disorders (those that can be classified. that of being too thin to the point of looking sick. which is severely reduced in anorexics and near to normal in those people with bulimia. I always associated anorexia with severe dieting. . 4/02/2007 10:42 EDT Body: I'm not clear on what is meant by "A-list" and "B-list" drugs. seems like it would be the developmental phase wherein many cognitive beliefs are introduced and solidified. I used to work for a research firm. during treatment of anorexia. but I think it would be helpful if we could see some excerpts from interviews and therapy sessions for some of these disorders -- to see how patients are actually challenged by their therapists. before. and one of our jobs was to interview law enforcement officials across the country. That is the most surprising information that I learned from this week.What I found interesting about treatment for the eating disorders was the role of serotonin. Only after the body weight is restored can antidepressants be used to help combat the depression or other comorbid disorders. then.
Again. . for example. Am I in the ballpark on that one? Respond to this note Aside Title: "No thanks. 4/02/2007 10:18 EDT Body: Tony Robbins' technique. however. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Tony Robbins Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. the combination "evens" him out and helps him "get there." wherever that is. 3/28/2007 15:38 EDT Body: I just had a thought as to why the diagnosis for alcohol dependence supercedes that of alcohol abuse. but it isn't as "nice. That effects of that experience made him never pick up another alcoholic drink again. I'm taking Xanax" Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. One sheriff told me that 80-90 percent of the inmates currently locked up were in there for either what were methamphetamine-related crimes or crimes of manufacturing or possessing the drug.methamphetamine addiction is a huge and growing problem. the thoughts or obsession related to the disorder." An acquaintance of mine in high school was caught drinking by his father (right around the age when kids usually start drinking). or learned about it firsthand. alcohol dependence is characterized in terms that are closer to what is regarded as treatable behavior -- I can foresee cognitive and behavioral treatments coming into play when treating. this technique is preventive. 3/28/2007 12:49 EDT Body: Strangely enough. As one drug addict put it. I don't think his child was an addict at the time his father exposed him to the reality of drug addiction through observation. used with his son. and I think it is a great idea to ensure your child is aware of the dangers of drug abuse before it even has a chance of becoming a problem. is mainly preventive. those people who engage in mixing medications and alcohol because of their combined stupifying effects. however. Either they are aware of the consequences of mixing through being informed by their doctor. It seems that this substance can be created (out of some pretty nasty-sounding ingredients) in something as small and portable as a coffee can. His dad made him sit and finish an entire bottle of bourbon. when I asked him why he smoked crack cocaine and drank at the same time. I do know some people who avoid mixing alcohol with medications. Undoubtedly it is a good technique. There exist. I don't think that exposure and other techniques that may be useful on the young would be very effective for seasoned alcohol abusers. I've heard someone utter that exact phrase. Respond to this note Response Title: Abuse/Dependence Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. so the tag lines at the end of medication commercials are being heard. While both are characterized by maladaptive patterns of behavior. and both dangerous.I know of another effective technique.
. 46-53. and neither do I -- and I think it has a lot to do with what we've learned about our genes.. 4/11/2007 7:59 EDT Body: You're right. as well as the relative novelty of the field of genetics. trying to figure out who actually came from where. It's interesting what we're finding out from studies of migration. Yuan. Buzas. I think there has been much societal pressure.. Virkkunen. Developments in research over the past decade have allowed us to recognize genes for traits that occur across large populations (Scientific American. D.Belfer. et al. 2007 from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection database. Q. People studying these disorders. Retrieved March 24. or those who have them and still advocate for therapy. we didn't expand on behavioral or psychodynamic issues enough in this topic. that puts much of the focus on these new techniques. and the research on susceptibility to alcohol dependence in American Indian populations is not complete. (2006). 301-311. C. 3/24/2007 10:53 EDT Body: Congratulations on growing out of it.. I read another article that linked American Indian populations to Asians via one gene. must have gotten tired of psychoanalysis or behavioral techniques and wanted to try something else.A. References: Scientific American (2007). McKnight. M. This reminds me that one of the things about scientific experiments is that you set out with an idea as to what you're looking for already in mind. B.. Evans. A. 296 (4). H.. Molecular Psychiatry. and what they passed on down to their descendants. but American Indians don't have high occurrences of the ALDH1 gene. Association of galanin haplotypes with alcoholism and anxiety in two ethnically distinct populations. So I had to look that up. Goldman. which happen to be the areas I think are most applicable with regard to the etiology of these disorders. which apparently comes in handy in defense against alcohol dependence. A haplotype is a set of genes that are inherited as a unit. 11.. I am part Native American Indian (from both mother and father).. Since the pressure is on to find a genetic explanation for the causes of these conditions -- apparently some people would prefer to think that the reason as to why they feel as they do is in their genes as opposed to their relationship with their mother or childhood experiences -- then that's what the focus of some research has become.Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Alcohol-Use Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. C. found in Asians. 2007 from Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection database. . which is what I find the most interesting about this topic. Enoch. Max. Albaugh.Another study linked Native Americans and the Finnish (at least characteristically speaking).. Respond to this note Conference: Week 11 Conference 4/4-4/10 Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. Scientific American. 2007). Retrieved March 24.B.. My father doesn't drink any more. Seeking the connections: Alcoholism and our genes. Bollettino. Hipp. M. M. saying that they had a certain haplotype inheritability for alcohol dependence (Belfer. B. I.. 2006).
400-412. C. I think you may have heard.Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: So that explains it Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. Masculine girls and feminine boys: Genetic and environmental contributions to atypical gender development in early childhood.C. and I am glad that Vilain has had the opportunity. many in the gay. 2007 from PsycARTICLES database. and in animal studies the gene that acts as a catalyst to start the development of male sexual organs has even been used to change genetically female mice so that they grow up as males (Dennis. and it is also important to consider that while genetics may find relationships between genes and gender. R. Nature. 4/10/2007 8:46 EDT Body: Kimberly. Reference:Dennis. though. 2004). 2007 from http://www. & Plomin. A. with the support of the transsexual community in Australia (Dennis. 4/09/2007 16:34 EDT Body: . lesbian and transgender communities are supporters of a genetic explanation instead of a behavioral one. gender behavior and gender identity. (2005).com) Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. that was an outstanding post. Respond to this note Aside Title: in response to Alicja's post Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. It is really interesting. 2005). Retrieved April 10. Brain development: The most important sexual organ. 2004) to share his ideas and collect genetic samples for research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology..nature. (from Dorlands Medical Dictionary on mercksource. we only know that the genes are present and active.Twin studies have shown links in gender behavior and gender identity traits (Knafo. That same sort of thing happened to my girlfriend while we were in a market in Thailand (someone made the mistake of grabbing her like that. and found an article in Nature that explained how Eric Vilain and others arrived at the conclusion that sexual identity is rooted in our genetic architecture.. 4/10/2007 15:32 EDT Body: It is neat to be able to put a scientific name to the things we notice in real life. Since it didn't involve the rubbing of the offender's body parts against her. 390-392.com/nature/journal/v427/n6973/full/ 427390a. 88. Iervolino & Plomin. it is a different kind of paraphilia called toucherism: toucherism (touch·er·ism) (tuch´ər-iz-əm) a paraphilia in which sexual arousal or orgasm is achieved by touching or fondling or by such fantasies.htmlKnafo. and she hit the guy before I even noticed what happened). 427. I ended up searching for the material you covered in your last paragraph about genetics. Iervolino. This does not necessarily imply a causal relationship between them. (2004). He has support since.I think the Nature article is worth a read. A. Retrieved April 10.
if it is of a negative nature to begin with. though I am not sure if they would qualify for Gender Identity Disorder. even) is helpful if I'm having a hard time dealing with approaching the issue. I thought that they adopted female characteristics in an attempt to avoid male-typical activities and the typical harshness or hardness associated with living as a man in today's society. etc. but I also wonder if the people who overstep those boundaries can be helped by therapy. as a result of it being a disorder.. At some point it becomes an issue with the law. or cross-dress.From what I've seen of those with Gender Identity Disorder. The reason I thought it was insulting is that it depended on the assumption that women are weak. and almost none of them are at all pleasant. I'm talking about openness and honesty -- the transvestites I've spoken with get real evasive when I start asking what I now understand to be sensitive questions. like as to the basis of why they want to be a different gender or what their childhood was like -- even though I have heard about violence or violent tones in each case. they seem to have few problems within their social circles -- and by this I don't mean that they only associate with or are friends with others who also have gender identity issues. or anything like that.C. I have met and spoken with a couple of transvestites. nor do I want to look at it as a disorder and. you know?).And it's a purse! Author:David J Matchey Date: Sunday. depending on what they're comfortable talking about. I don't want to knock what people are doing (it isn't any of my business).. A curious comment. 4/08/2007 14:39 EDT Attachment: 01-james_brown-papas_got_a_brand_new_bag_part_1.. or if they are irreparably damaged by occurrences in their own pasts. D.mp3 Body: I've never heard that one before -- great line. job. could be taken either way.I've heard plenty of ideas on how to "cure" child molesters. I have to admit. when I first considered the phenomenon of male transvestites.. however. 4/08/2007 14:07 EDT Body: This week's topic was particularly interesting. or picked on usually comes in the form of random comments from strangers. at least in appearance.It's funny.One transvestite (who carried about everyday activities. especially since I live in Washington. dressed as a woman). told me that he "always felt . Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Author:David J Matchey Date: Sunday. but then I realized that that is exactly my problem when it comes to conversation with some of the people I've talked to who I suspect of having gender identity disorder (some times you can't be too sure. Thanks for reminding me that a little humor (just by the title of your post. I thought it was an insult to women. when I asked what made him decide to start dressing/being a woman. I almost didn't want to agree with you out loud. automatically think that it is something bad. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Papa got a brand new bag. I've attached the mp3 of that song just in case anybody hadn't heard it. They have friends and acquaintances who are just as normal as what you would normally consider "normal" -- the aspect of being singled out and bullied.
Text Revision. or there could be underlying issues concerning her display of emotions that is interfering with her ability to reach orgasm. or counseling of people with gender identity disorder would be really tough.org/mental_health/ female_orgasm_disorder. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 2000) specifies that a diagnosis of female orgasmic disorder should be based on the clinician's judgment that the woman's capacity for orgasm is unreasonably diminished in relation to the amount of sexual stimulation she receives. 2000. Mental health issues: Female orgasmic disorder. However.epigee.htmlDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.Drawing from what I read in the case studies. as indicated by the description of her case.com/capsules/disorders/genderiddis. Text Revision. "some things just don't add up. DC. I understand that homosexuality was dropped as a disorder because of the outcry from the gay rights community. 2005). just by the gut feeling I get when talking to someone who practices such an interpretation of subjective reality. 4/04/2007 15:31 EDT Body: Lola meets the diagnostic criteria for generalized.htm Respond to this note Response Title: Case Study: Lola Author:David J Matchey Date: Wednesday. 2007 from http://www. 2000). when talking of conversations with people with gender identity issues. Washington." with regard to the semantic logic or level of disclosure involved. I thought it was a sensitive issue. I also found out that when he was a child he used to draw violent pictures of his mother (falling into an open manhole cover. As a friend put it.I think that treatment. While our personal feelings may all differ. we have to realize that psychology as a science should come without bias. Fourth Edition. or from psychotherapy. Regardless of my feelings I sometimes have to remind myself of that. because of the sensitivity of the issues involved and the level of communication/disclosure that individuals are willing to bring to the forefront. and didn't press the point. Retrieved April 4. Retrieved April 8..behavenet. fear of loss of control (Hearthstone. lifelong female orgasmic disorder as a result of psychological factors: i. and he denied ever being sexually molested or raped as a child. References:Epigee Women's Health (2005).that way" -- but didn't really elaborate on his reasoning. DC: Author. Washington. Reference:American Psychiatric Association (2000). American Psychiatric Association. The DSM-IV TR (APA.While much of the treatment of female orgasmic disorder involves couples therapy. Fourth Edition. have social contacts -- in their desired gender role. A disturbance of functioning seems to be required for a diagnosis of gender identity disorder (APA.On another note. I can understand how this person is able to function pretty much normally in society -- hold down a job. 2007 from http://www. Her concern about displaying negative emotions could stem from maladaptive thinking. which is why I'm not sure if I've seen a bona-fide case. Respond to this note Conference: Week 12 Conference 4/11-4/17 . I can very much understand why this is classified as a disorder. not to judge it morally.e. We are involved in psychology in order to study behavior and at times determine whether or not it is dangerous. I believe Lola would benefit greater from either sex therapy with a qualified therapist. to use the given example).
All that may be wrong with agent johnson is that he believes he is black. I found that symptoms that seem to be indications of depersonalization disorder are commonly . and because this other persona is an FBI agent we can classify it as a delusion of grandeur. 4/28/2007 16:10 EDT Body: I'm going to say it. It can be a little annoying.semper fi. or at least continuing conversations when he starts talking about his convictions. 4/15/2007 16:49 EDT Body: I'm finally getting around to this after the answer was posted. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Schizophrenia Author:David J Matchey Date: Monday. The main symptom that presents itself in "Agent Johnson's" case is that he maintains he is someone other than he is.Aside Title: Re: Case Study: Agent Johnson Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. but I'll go ahead and try to stick to what I originally thought when I first read the case description. everyone. and the like -- not just that they exist but they secretly are these beings. i should know about that. since he tends to get personal and include me in them. I don't want to psychologically damage him so I just leave it alone.After a little online searching. thanks. 4/16/2007 9:04 EDT Body: Thanks for that advice. but they describe him as an african american man. Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Case Study: Agent Johnson Author:David J Matchey Date: Sunday. and I know I'm not professionally trained to deal with that sort of personality. werewolves. remember that there are people who engage in fantasies and truly believe in things like vampires. I would think that delusional beliefs also play a part in other mental illnesses (the first that comes to mind is gender identity disorder in which one main symptom is that the person maintains the belief that he/she is the opposite sex) and is not limited to schizophrenia. if I am reading this material correctly. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Lecture: Schizophrenia Author:David J Matchey Date: Tuesday. The difference between someone who maintains a delusional belief and a schizophrenic. is the presence of (usually auditory) hallucinations. I tend to steer clear of engaging him in conversation. 4/17/2007 8:04 EDT Body: I had a thought related to "belief in the supernatural" - while many of our thoughts may center on things specific to our religion or popular view of spirituality. as if we had some sort of super/ spiritual connection. I am one.
Khazaal. 2005) and probably is not a cause. R. I have had the opportunity to speak with a man who demonstrates the symptoms of Type-I Schizophrenia. 2007 from http://ww1. This seems to me like a mix between a delusion of grandeur and some other delusion that includes the concept of fate or inescapability (though it could easily fall under a delusion of control).His seizure disorder should be listed under Axis III. but another symptom of a cranial condition that could also be related to (perhaps cause of) his schizophrenia. so I can't be sure.com/capsules/ disorders/schiz. from observing him that he displays very clear signs of bipolar-like symptoms.He won't take medication. and told me that he heard voices -- auditory command hallucinations -- telling him "to do things. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. Sadler's lecture: odd behavior.J. G. D. References:American Psychiatric Association (2000).org: 8080/Publications/Archives/CJP/2005/february/khaza al.asp Respond to this note Response Title: Re: Lecture: Schizophrenia Author:David J Matchey Date: Saturday. His delusion that he is the antichrist.. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. but he will be in one state for an extended period of time before switching into the other.A diagnosis of continuous schizophrenia with positive symptoms (APA.Since he displays symptoms of schizophrenia and also has these mood symptoms. When I spoke with him. if I'm wrong about it being schizoaffective. Fundamentals of abnormal psychology. Retrieved April 15. another person and does not present any disorders of speech or motor problems.F. At times he is catatonic. 2005). would be positive symptoms for schizophrenia.cpa-apc. I first thought that Harry. 4/14/2007 10:27 EDT Body: On several recent (and past) occasions. is able to channel telepathic spirits and see patterns in. Zimmermann.htmComer. general medical conditions. (2005). New York: Worth.. however. with his frequent traveling. 50. Respond to this note . The most noticeable are right out of Dr. 2007 from http://www. but I did get a really good idea. text revision. I would also say." in his own words. Y. of the DSM-IV classification (Comer. Dépersonnalisation—Données actuelles. fall under that category. in fact. just about everything. including both catatonia and lack of personal hygiene. he did admit that had a mental health history. and will simply sit on a curbside and stare into space (though he will respond if spoken to). Does that sound right? I'm obviously not able to check him out medically. (2005). fourth edition." which usually center around the most striking part of his disorder: that he is a descendant of a prominent biblical figure and that he is destined to become the antichrist when he "is killed. though I haven't timed them. to poison him. well. & Zullino. Retrieved April 15. exhibited characteristics of dissociative fugue (since he traveled to another place and assumed another identity). 101-107. is more appropriate because of the assertion that he is. 2000) (we might infer that he experiences auditory hallucinations since he mentioned communicating with his "superiors" via high-frequency radio). he should be diagnosed with the bipolar type of schizoaffective disorder. and at other times he is outgoing.observed in patients with schizophrenia (Khazaal et al. His symptoms. and have in the past tried. from speaking with him. happy and hyper. what schizophrenia can be like. These periods are lasting.behavenet. or visit hospitals because he believes that "they" would try.
4/12/2007 11:15 EDT Body: I had the same problem. 4/19/2007 15:48 EDT Body: Diagnosis:Axis I: 300. References:APA.com/sztest/survey2. I went back & forth on that one. Andy is probably just overly shy. Treatment:Relief of Andy's specific anxiety may be helped through medication and behavioral therapy.htm .L. has some meaningf ul relationships --two best friends-- presents difficulties in one area of functioning. is aware of symptom and was reason for initial visit)Axis II: Cluster B: 301. Retrieved April 18. 4/12/2007 17:14 EDT Body: It sure is good news! Ever since I started studying psychology I pay more attention to the types of questions asked in those assessments. (1999). Retrieved April 18. Respond to this note Aside Title: Re: Early Schizophrenia Screening Test - Missing Web Link Author:David J Matchey Date: Thursday.php (its the second one that Dr.83 Borderline Personality Disorder (dissociative symptoms: "buzzing. may also be useful in therapy sessions (to get Andy comfortable with speaking about himself. Andy generally functions pretty well.gpc." "outside [his] body") Cluster C: 301. that of initiating new relation ships.82 Avoidant Personality Disorder (fear of new interpersonal situations)Axis III: None (No known medical problems)Axis IV: None (No functional/ occupational/social problems within existing network)Axis V: GAF (global assessment of functioning): 61 (mild symptoms. and there are some items that even if it is the only one checked it will tip the scale to a 66% probability of you having schizophrenia. not just to waste time). and there are a couple that are acceptable if the majority of the answers are negative.23 Social Phobia (Persistent fear of embarrassing social situations. Sadler listed. just to try and guess what will set off any of the triggers. Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (DSM-IV Axis V).Aside Title: Re: Early Schizophrenia Screening Test - Missing Web Link Author:David J Matchey Date: Thursday. 2007 from http://behavenet. btw) Respond to this note Conference: Week 13 Conference 4/18-4/24 Response Title: Re: Case Study Author:David J Matchey Date: Thursday. but it is an issue with the link they have on their site -- it is still up here: http://www. 1994: DSM-IV: Diagnostic Criteria. 2007 from http://www.schizophrenia. B. which would (gently) force interaction with an unfamiliar set of people. and when administered along with the practice of exposure to new situations may help Andy to begin taking an initiative when it comes to social interaction. Antidepressants (SSRIs) or mood stabilizers may counteract feelings of anxiety in social situations. gaf. I would recommend group therapy.edu/~bbrown/psyc2 621/ch3/gaf. Cognitive therapy techniques to uncover possible presence of maladaptive ideation which may be reason for his specific avoidance of initiating new relationships.com/Brown.
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