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Cinderella: Abnormal Psychology

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Mary Bennett

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Cinderella: Abnormal Psychology

The Psychology of Cinderella Symptoms:
Talks to animals
Paralyzing fear of her step-family
Delusions of fansastical ideas
Runs away from home
Claims to be deeply in love with a man she barely knows Diagnosis:
Schizophrenia - makes it difficult to tell the difference between real and unreal experiences, to think logically and have normal emotional responses, and to behave normally in social situations Symptoms:
Constantly moving from idea to idea
Excessive talking
Always moving/ "on the go" Diagnosis:
ADHD- primarily biologicalinnatention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness;
Significantly lower metabolic activity in regions of the brain controlling attention, social judgment, and movement Treatment:
Support from others, low-stress environment, antipsychotic drugs (lower dopamine levels) Treatment: recommended stimulant (Adderall or Ritalin), or non-stimulant amoxetine (norepinephrine re-uptake) Symptoms:
Can't fully pronounce words or phrases
Some actions seem rather abnormal
Inability to control eating habits Diagnosis:
Definite over-eating disorder - extreme weight gain and obsession with food
Possibly mild mental retardation - only mild, nothing severe just slower than normal functioning Treatment:
Group therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy needed to reverse eating disorder Symptoms:
Severe transitioning between elated moods and depressive/angry state
Moods are extreme
Grandiose plans that are unrealistic Diagnosis:
Bipolar Disorder - dramatic shifts in mood, energy, and functioning; either an elated, happy mood or an irritable, angry, unpleasant mood Treatment:
Family therapy to resolve family issues
Use "mood stabilizing medication" for norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin levels Anastasia:
Symptoms - lack of individuality, repetition of the actions of others, hostility towards others (extreme episodes), extrinsic view of situation Diagnosis:
Borderline Personality Disorder - pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self image and behavior Treatment:
Possible medication and/or hospitalization, but primarily exstensive psychotherapy Symptoms:
No definite name
Lack of personality
Tendency to follow what others demand Diagnosis:
Dissociative Fugue - unaware of or confused about his identity Treatment: psychotherapy to relieve stress from trauma, same drugs linked to anxiety and depression Symptoms:
General hostility towards others
Facade of friendliness when wanting something
Unhappy and frustrated majority of the time
Violent outbursts towards others Symptoms:
Telling others what they should be and how they should act
Control problems relating to the well being of others Diagnosis:
OCD - chemical imbalance in brain causing obsession with personal preference, things have to be the way the individual believes they should Treatment:
Behavior therapy and medication to reduce serotonin levels
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