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Analysis of Chapter 13 Psychological Disorders Essay

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In Chapter 13 we learned about Psychological Disorders. Psychological disorders can’t always be seen in everyday life, but it’s something they have to deal with every day. Psychologists have tried many different approaches to aid in a various amount of disorders and have tried to figure out the causes of them.
There are many different perspectives on how to deal with a problem and analyzing it. The Psychological Approach has many different perspectives to it. In the psychodynamic perspective the main points are that disorders derive from internal struggles producing anxiety which results in the behavior. Trait perspectives are a “five factor model” accessing psychological/personality disorders. Humanistic perspective find that disorders
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Phobic disorders are objects, places, things that people develop a fear of that are not realistically dangerous. People often develop this usually from one past experience. Many people have arachnophobia, acrophobia, claustrophobia, and hydrophobia. There is some strange phobias that people develop like homophobia, fear of long words, fear of popping balloons and fear that somewhere a duck is watching you. I don’t know if it was from when I was a child but I fear that people are going to let go of their balloons or pop them, which is very strange. My friend has agoraphobia which greatly affected her social life, and only last year got over it to find a job and be able to shop by herself. I used to have to drag her into town when I needed to go and if she saw someone we knew she would hide, and would even run out of the store.
Many people think they have a disorder but just have some personality traits of the disorder. I don’t like when people say they have Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) when in fact they just like cleanliness. There is a big difference in personality traits and actual disorders. OCD is uncontrollable and it’s not always just wanted things clean. Many times it is like a ritual they have to do every day and go into a very stressful state when they forget to do something. Often times soldiers who come back from war, rape victims and other people who have experienced a very disturbing event will develop Post-traumatic stress
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