Healthy Life Skills

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Chapter 3 Review Questions 1. What aspects of a person’s life are included in mental health?: They have high self esteem and feel good about themselves, they are realistic and accept imperfections in themselves and others, they are altruistic; they help others, they have a sense of control over their lives and feel capable of meeting challenges and solving problems, they demonstrate social competence in their relationships with other people and they believe that they can rely on them, they are not overwhelmed by fear, love, or anger; they try to control irrational thoughts and levels of stress. They are optimistic; they maintain a positive outlook, they have a capacity for intimacy; they do not fear commitment, they are creative and…show more content…
11. What are the eight conflicts or crises in Erikson’s model of psychosocial development? (1) 0-2 years old Trust vs Mistrust. (2) 2-4 years autonomy vs shame and doubt (3) 4-5 years initiative vs guilt (4) 5-12: industry vs. inferiority (5) 13-19: identity vs. role confusion (6) 20-24: Intimacy vs. isolation (7) 25-64: generatively vs. stagnation (8) 65- death: ego integrity vs. despair 12. What is the definition of a mental disorder? Pattern of behavior that is associated with distress or disability in an important area of functioning, or with increased risk of death, suffering, disability, or loss of freedom. 13. Why is it important to recognize mental disorders? Far too often individuals struggle for years without knowing that something is wrong or that treatments are available. Therefore, they don’t realize that their problems may be causing them unnecessary distress and that professional treatment can help. 14. Describe the symptoms of major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder. Major depressive disorder: depressed mood, feelings of sadness or emptiness or by behaviors such as crying, loss of interest or pleasure in activities that preciously provided pleasure, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, reduced ability to concentrate. Dysthymic disorder: loss of interest in daily activities, sadness, hopelessness, fatigue, low self-esteem,
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