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Behavioral & Psychiatry | Medical (MD/DO) School Study Aid


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Cognitive Disorders
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Causes of Dementia
Reversible Causes
Intoxication or Medications
Depression
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Metabolic Conditions
Irreversible Causes
Lewy Body Disease
Prion Disease
Pick's Disease
AIDS Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Multi-infarct (Vascular) Dementia
2 mins
Delirium
Mechanism
Rapid Onset
Reversible
Assessment
Hallucinations
Decline in Cognition
Short Attention Span
Rapid Speech
Change in Activity Level
Mood Swings
2 mins
5 A's of Alzheimer's Disease
Agnosia
Anomia
Aphasia
Apraxia
Amnesia
1 min
Alzheimer's Disease Assessment (Early Symptoms)
Risk Factors
Advanced Age
Early Signs and Symptoms
Poor Judgment and Decision-Making
Difficulty Having a Conversation
Inability to Manage a Budget
Losing Track of the Date or Season
Misplacing Things
1 min
Alzheimer's Disease Assessment (Late Symptoms)
Late Signs and Symptoms
Memory Impairment
Wandering Behavior
Confabulation
Perseveration
Lack of Abstract Thinking
Severe Cognitive Decline
1 min
Alzheimer's Disease Interventions
Diagnostic Tests
PET Scan and CT
Mini-Mental State Examination
Interventions
Drug Therapy
Safe Environment
Moderate Exercise
Behavioral Modification
Assistance with Functional Independence
Assistance and Support for Caregiver
2 mins
Passive Aggression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Indirect Opposition
1 min
Classical Conditioning
Response
Natural Response (Salivation)
Stimulus
Food (Unconditioned Stimulus)
Bell (Learned Stimulus)
Extinction
1 min
Humor
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Lightheartedly Expressing
Example
Jokes
1 min
Projection
Definition
Attributing Unacceptable Internal Impulse To Others
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Person With Hostile Feelings Accusing Others Of Hostility Or Anger 
2 mins
Rationalization
Definition
Justifying Unacceptable Behavior Using Seemingly Logical Explanation
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Breaking Diet Because It's The Weekend
2 mins
Operant Conditioning
Reinforcement
Punishment
Extinction
2 mins
Displacement
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Redirection
1 min
Denial
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Avoidance Of Pain
Example
Drunk-Driving
1 min
Dissociation
Clinical Manifestations
Memory Loss
Changes In Personality
Mechanism
Unconscious
Physical or Sexual Abuse
Immature Ego Defense
1 min
Fixation
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Tantrum
59 secs
Idealization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Defense Mechanism
Example
Idealization
1 min
Repression
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Memory Loss
1 min
Identification
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Unconscious Mimicking
59 secs
Acting Out
Mechanism
Subconscious
Type of defense
Immature Ego Defense Mechanism
Result
Actions Rather Than Reflections
1 min
Intellectualization
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
Leukemic Patient Intellectualizing
1 min
Isolation (of Affect)
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Example
No Emotional Response
1 min
Splitting
Mechanism
Unconscious
Immature Ego Defense
Association
Borderline Personality Disorder
1 min
Sublimation
Mechanism
Mature Ego Defense
Unconscious
Example
Socially Acceptable
1 min
Altruism
Mechanism
Unconscious And Conscious
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Making Donation
59 secs
Suppresion
Mechanism
Intentional
Mature Ego Defense
Example
Switching Focus
2 mins
Tourette Syndrome
Characteristics
Motor and Vocal Tics
Onset Before Age 18
> 1 year
Associations
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
High-Potency Antipsychotics
Atypical Antipsychotics
Alpha-2 Agonists
Tetrabenazine
4 mins
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Characteristics
≥ 2 Personalities
More Common in Women
Associations
Sexual Abuse
Other Psychiatric Diseases
Symptoms
Depersonalization and Derealization
Lapses in Personal Information
Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
Considerations
Poor Prognosis
2 mins
Narcolepsy
Characteristics
Daytime Sleepiness
Hallucinations
Pathophysiology
Cataplexy
Low Orexin
Lateral Hypothalamus
Treatment
Good Sleep Hygiene
Amphetamines
Modafinil
Sodium Oxybate
3 mins
Transference and Countertransference
Characteristics
Unconscious
Transference
Projecting Feelings from Patient to Physician
Countertransference
Projecting Feelings from Physician to Patient
Types
Positive
Negative
Sexualized
Treatment
Therapeutic Relationship
2 mins

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