Behavior Science Mnemonics

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  1. woody pecker

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    Behavior Science Mnemonics

    Autistic disorder: features

    Again and again (repetitive behavior)
    Unusual Abilities
    Talking (language) delay
    IQ subnormal
    Social development poor
    Three years onset
    Inherited component [35% concordance]
    Cognitive impairment
    Self injury

    Middle adolescence (14-17 years): characteristics

    Heterosexual crushes/ Homosexual Experience
    Education regarding short term benefits
    Risk taking
    · And there is interest in being a Hero (popular).

    Male erectile dysfunction (MED): biological causes

    Medicines(propranalol, methyldopa, SSRI, etc.)
    Diabetes mellitus

    Depression: major episode characteristics

    Sleep disruption
    Psychomotor retardation
    Appetite change
    Concentration loss
    Energy loss
    Depressed mood
    Interest wanes
    Suicidal tendencies

    Gain: primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary

    Primary: Patient's Psyche improved.
    Secondary: Symptom Sympathy for patient.
    Tertiary: Therapist's gain.

    : REM: features

    Rapid pulse/ Respiratory rate
    Mental activity increase/ Muscle paralysis

    Impotence causes

    Psychogenic: performance anxiety
    Libido: decreased with androgen deficiency, drugs
    Autonomic neuropathy: impede blood flow redirection
    Nitric oxide deficiency: impaired synthesis, decreased blood pressure
    Erectile reserve: can't maintain an erection

    Kubler-Ross dying process: stages

    "Death Always Brings Great Acceptance":

    Male Erectile Dysfunction (MED): drugs causing it

    "STOP erection":
    SSRI (fluoxtine)

    Premature ejaculation: treatment

    2 S's:
    SSRIs [eg: fluoxitime]
    Squeezing technique [glans pressure before climax]
    · More detail with 2 more S's:
    Sensate-focus excercises [relieves anxiety]
    Stop and start method [5-6 rehearsals of stopping stimulation before climax]

    Sleep stages: features
    DElta waves during DEepest sleep (stages 3 & 4, slow-wave).
    dREaM during REM sleep.
    Narcolepsy: symptoms, epidemiology
    Attacks of sleep
    Paralysis on waking
    · Usual presentation is a young male, hence

    Depression: symptoms
    Behavioural change (slowing down or agitation)
    Appetite change (weight loss or weight gain in the young)
    Depressed look (looking down)
    Concentration decrease (does not do serial 7s well)
    Ruminations (constant negative thoughts, hopelessness good indicator of suicidality)
    Interest (reduced interest in what is normally pleasurable)
    Sleep change (insomnia or hypersomnia, sleeping early, waking up at night, waking up feeling tired)
    Energy change (fatigue)

    Cluster personality disorders
    Cluster A Disorder = Atypical. Unusual and eccentric.
    Cluster B Disorder = Beast. Uncontrolled wildness.
    Cluster C Disorder = Coward [avoidant type], Compulsive [obsessive-compulsive type], or Clingy [dependent type].
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  3. David.

    David. Guest

    Erectile Dysfunction (inability to sustain erection) is a very common disorder which most men face in there life at some stage for one reason or the other like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, fatigue, stress, physical injuries, smoking and alcohol consumption. The exact reason can only be judged by a specialist and only then one should use the medicines prescribed.
    This is a FDA approved drug and is used to cure erectile dysfunction in male. This medicine helps in treating impotency and ED disorders in men suffering from risky medical conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. This is the reason why this medicine is being preferred over other impotency medicines. But the results and side effects may vary from person to person so it’s advisable to use this medicine in accordance with the instructions of the physician.
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks a lot for sharing this information.

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