Psychology and Mental Illness Disorders

“Of the major Psychological schools of practice: dynamic, humanistic, behavioral, and family systems; I tend to be of the Humanist camp in my mercenary social work. The humanist approach is the most natural approach for friends to use in my opinion, from what i understand of it. But for professionals i agree with the conventional use of behavioral-cognitive etc work better, because there is a distinct separation of social relationship…”  – Drogo Empedocles

Psychologist – a psycho-therapist that treats clients with philosophical dialogue.

Psychiatrist – a psychologist with a medical license, tends to see client as a patient with an illness that needs to be prescribed medicine.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES

Dynamic (psychodynamic) – developed from Freudian psycho-analysis to make the unconscious conscious / to awaken awareness of primal drives (sex and aggression), childhood, and various defenses and coping mechanisms.

Humanistic (Philosophical) – developed from Existential and Phenomenological philosophies to supply congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathetic understanding from one person to another. Humanistic seeks to glimpse the whole person, not just the fragmented personality parts, then help individual potential via therapeutic relationships.

Behavioral (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) – based on the relation of how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behavior) and environmental interaction.

Family Systems – based on family structures, and the importance of roles and relationships

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Many different facets of human thought, behavior and personality can become disordered.

Disorders are called so in relation to perceived social abnormalities and dysfunctions.

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Mental Illness Disorders

Anxiety – phobias, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic, obsessive-compulsive, post-traumatic stress

Mood – depression, bipolar, attention-deficit, hyperactivity, mania

Personality – schizoid, borderline schizo, anti-social, impulsive, histrionic (dramatic), addictive, dependent / codependent, eccentric, haltlose (aimless, irresponsible), immature, narcissist, aggressive, passive-aggressive, neurotic, pathological, sadistic, masochistic, anxious (avoidant)

Schizophrenic – paranoia, auditory and visual hallucinations, delusions, psychotic, psychopathic, dissociative identity / multiple-personalities, impaired speech, severe anti-social, sustained confusion, destructive decisions, warped will-power,

Addictions –  over-dependence on sex, drugs (including alcohol), eating, behaviors, people, etc…

Mixedborderline schizophrenia, schizophrenia, bipolar, make your own! …

*    http://youtu.be/fMW8AzHpRAw

Psychology 101

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