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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

5 Categories of Abnormal Psychology Disorders


Abnormal Psychology Disorders
Abnormal psychology is the branch of psychology that deals with a broad range of deviations from normal behavior. Those involved in this branch of psychology deal with psychopathology and abnormal behavior. All abnormal psychology disorders can be categorized under five main heads.
1. Adjustment disorders

These are mental disorders which are traced back to a source of stress which causes the patient to react in an abnormal emotional manner. Amongst these abnormal psychology disorders the symptoms of abnormal behavior will surface within three months of coming in contact with the source of stress.The reaction of the patient is categorized with a level of distress which is seen as excessive by a normal person.It also makes the patient unable to function in his regular social environment such as his office or school or any other workplace.
2. Anxiety disorders

This is root of the fears that are unreasonable and excess. These abnormal psychology disorders are characterized by deep social anxiety.
The various phobias of ordinary things like cats, spiders, heights and such are also anxiety disorders. The post traumatic stress disorder can occur if the patient has faced some tragedy. The separation anxiety can be felt by the child when taken away from his parents during school hours.
3. Cognitive disorders

This set of abnormal psychology disorders deals with cognitive disabilities related to memory, perception and problem solving skills. The ability of a person to function normally gets impaired in case he is suffering from these mental diseases. The perception of the patient gets skewed and the decision making gets impaired. He is unable to utilize his intelligence to make correct judgments. Commoncognitive disorders include Alzheimer’s disease, delirium, dementia and amnesia.
13/11/2012  : Health Watch Center.

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