PYC4802 examination prep and comprehensive summary
Summary of Theme 02 - 05.
mnemonics to easily remember DSM-5 criteria.
Therapeutic techniques and prognosis.
Worked out answers to previous exams (2017,2018,2019)
Answers of focus points, outcomes and aims posed in TL 101.
ALL answers were worked out by integrating the prescribed handbook, E-reserves/journal articles and information in Tutorial Letter 101.
Total of 62 pages.
These notes are guaranteed to be of an excellent standard if you wish to do well in your exam and get that DISTINCTION!
Recommendation: read the prescribed articles for background info
Theme 5: Child Abuse
Study notes on theme 5: child abuse. These notes include: child abuse in general; how child abuse is contextually present in the South African society; the difficulty in explaining the aetiological pathways of child abuse; how child abuse impacts the mental health of individuals; the definitions of the various types of child abuse such as physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, cyber-sexual abuse and neglect; distinguishing between child abuse and neglect; defining paedophilia and child abuse in line with the DSM-5; the outline of the systematic contextual factors, which are needed when explaining the aetiological factors that interplay between the family and the wider community in relation to child abuse.
Theme 2: Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders READINGS
This summary is on the readings needed for the module PYC4802 in Theme 2: Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. The following readings are included:
- Physical Symptoms in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by McFarlane, Atchison, Rafalowicz and Papay
-The Double-Barrelled Burden of Child Abuse and Current Stressful Circumstances on Adult Women: The Kindling Effect of Early Traumatic Experience by Schumm, Stines, Hobfoll and Jackson
- Substance Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Comorbidity by Brown and Wolfe
-Understanding Posttraumatic Stress: Theory, Reflections, Context and Future by Joseph
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cross-Cultural Aspects by De Silva
- Differentiating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Major Depression (MDD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) by Keane, Taylor and Penk
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Older Adults: A Conceptual Review by Averill and Beck
- Psychosocial Processes in Disasters by Giel
- Symptom Formation: An Integrative Self Psychological Perspective by Connors
PYC4802 Exam Prescribed Articles
These summaries cover the prescribed reading for each theme for Psychopathology. I did not include the recommended articles. The summaries are on the prescribed articles available from the Library e-reserves.
Theme 3: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders READINGS
This is a summary of the important readings needed for Theme 3: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. The readings include:
- Codependency, Perceived Interparental Conflict, and Substance Abuse in the Family of Origin by Knudson and Terrell
- Working with Couples and Substance Abuse: Recommendations for Clinical Practice by Cox, Ketner and Blow
- Family of Origin Addiction Patterns Amongst Counselling and Pyschology Students by Ponder and Slate
-Substance Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Co-morbidity by Brown and Wolfe
-Adolescent Substance Dependency in relation to Parental Substance (Ab)use by Makovec, Sernec, Rus, Cebasek-Travnik, Tomori and Ziherl
Theme 3: Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
Summary is on Theme 3: Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. This includes an introduction, the Theories of Addiction (Moral Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory, Behavioural Theories and The Disease Model), Types of Addiction (Substance Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Sex Addiction, Food Addiction and Internet Addiction), The Diagnostic categories of substance use (Substance Dependence, Substance Abuse, Substance Intoxication, Substance Withdrawal and Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder), Cross-Cultural and South African Perspectives (Alcohol, Tik (Methamphetamine)), Aetiology (Biological Factors and Psychological and Social Factors), Defining characteristics of Substance-Related Disorders, Co-Morbidity, Historical and Cultural Milieu Influences of Substances Uses, Critical Debates Concerning Treatment, Concept of Co-Dependency in Couples who are Diagnosed with an Alcohol-related and Addictive Disorder, Understanding the role of an individual's support system in his/her treatment, the 4 interconnecting aspects (Sociocultural, Behavioural/Psychological, Physical and Spiritual) as well as the literature concerning the origins of Alcohol Use Disorder.
Theme 4: Depressive Disorders
This summary is based on Theme 4: Depressive Disorders. It includes an introduction on mood disorders, the history of mood disorders, the different types of depressive disorders, the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, Disorders that Mimic Depression, Cross-cultural and African Perspectives, Aetiology of Mood Disorders as well as integrating the various aetiological factors which play a role in the development of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). There is also a summary of the prescribed readings, which include:
- Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety among a sample of South African Patients living with HIV by Kagee and Martin
- Developmental Perspectives on Adult Depression by Hill
- Depression in Adults: Some Basic Facts by McQueen
- Development and Validation of the Current Concept of Major Depression by Maj
- Major Depressive Disorder: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management by Fekadu, Shibeshi and Engidawork