Behavior Science Mnemonics Autistic disorder: features AUTISTICS: 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 HERO: Heterosexual crushes/ Homosexual Experience Education regarding short term benefits Risk taking Omnipotence · And there is interest in being a Hero (popular). Male erectile dysfunction (MED): biological causes MED: Medicines(propranalol, methyldopa, SSRI, etc.) Ethanol Diabetes mellitus Depression: major episode characteristics SPACE DIGS: Sleep disruption Psychomotor retardation Appetite change Concentration loss Energy loss Depressed mood Interest wanes Guilt Suicidal tendencies Gain: primary vs. secondary vs. tertiary Primary: Patient's Psyche improved. Secondary: Symptom Sympathy for patient. Tertiary: Therapist's gain. : REM: features REM: Rapid pulse/ Respiratory rate Erection Mental activity increase/ Muscle paralysis Impotence causes PLANE: 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": Denial Anger Bargaining Grieving Acceptance Male Erectile Dysfunction (MED): drugs causing it "STOP erection": SSRI (fluoxtine) Thioridazone methyldOpa Propranalol 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 CHAP: Cataplexy Hallucinations Attacks of sleep Paralysis on waking · Usual presentation is a young male, hence Depression: symptoms BAD CRISES: 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) Suicide 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].