Individual Differences

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ADHD
(Extreme) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - a childhood disorder characterised by high levels of activity and failure to concentrate.
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Chemotherapy
A therapy for mental illness involving giving the client drugs to change chemical levels in the brain.
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Depression: unipolar - biopolar
Extreme feelings of sadness and low self-esteem.
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Deviation from social norms
Abnormal behaviour defined by a group norm/not behaving in a way that society would expect, for example kissing strangers.
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ECT
Electro Convulsive Therapy. A treatment for depression involving an electrical shock current being introduced to the body.
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Implosion/Flooding
A treatment for phobias involving the person facing up to their fear in an unconscious way.
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Phobias
An anxiety disorder/a persistent and unreasonable fear of an object or situation.
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Psychosurgery
A treatment for mental disorder involving removal of brain tissue to change levels in the brain and psychological behaviour.
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Schizophrenia
Serious mental illness characterised by disruptions in psychological functioning.
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Statistical infrequency
A definition of psychology based around behaviour that is statistically rare in the population.
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Systematic Desensitisation
A treatment for phobias involving creating an anxiety hierarchy based around the fear.
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A therapy for mental illness involving giving the client drugs to change chemical levels in the brain.

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