Pretest review series for behavioral sciences 9th Edition PDF

Pretest review series for behavioral sciences 9th Edition PDF

Anxiety Disorders: Among the most common psychiatric disorders,
affecting upward of 15% of the population:
• Phobic disorders affect 8 to 10%
• Generalized anxiety disorder found in 5%
• Panic disorder found in 1 to 3%
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder found in 1 to 3%
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Inability to main-
tain attention, poor impulse control, low frustration tolerance, excessive
activity; characterized by the following:
• Occurs in 5 to 12% of school age boys
• M:F = 6:1
• 50% have learning disorders
• Extends into adulthood in 33% of cases
• Twin studies show strong genetic influence
• Rx: behavior therapy and/or methylphenidate or dextroamphet-
amine
Bipolar Affective Disorder
• Lifetime prevalence rate of 0.6 to 1.1%
• Equally distributed among males and females
• Two subtypes, Bipolar I (recurrent major depressive episodes with
manic episodes) and Bipolar II (recurrent major depressive episodes
with at least one hypomanic episode)
• Characteristic symptoms are labile affect with predominant eupho-
ria, expansiveness, grandiosity, racing thoughts, flight of ideas,
mood-congruent delusions, loosening of associations, increased
motor activity and rate of speech, increased spending, pressured
speech.

Pretest review series for behavioral sciences 9th Edition PDF