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Unformatted text preview: Abnormal Psychology Jan10 Family history of suicide is a risk factor for suicide o Britney already coming into world with What were the factors that resulted in the issues that were going on with the person What is the difference between how a person functions on daily basis for a longer period of time, vs. how they function at snapshots in their life When we talk about a persons personality function o What are their typical sense of themselves o What are their typical means of relating to other people o How do they manage emotions When a person has a personality disorder that persons personality doesnt work well o Makes them vulnerable to depression Psychotic thinking How typically do they function overa a long period of type Clinical disorders o Depression o Anxiety o Substance abuse problems o Schitzophrenia Symptoms Britney is experience o Substance abuse o Suicide o Appearance change o Erratic behavior Do not take just one symptom and use them to diagnose A classification system shouldnt be used to label someone in the pejorative way o Used to understand what their limitations are and how to help them or deal with those limitations o Be respectful and understand why we want to do what we want to do What is abnormal behavior o Unusual behavior o What is not typical behavior o One of the characteristics when determining if a behavior is normal or unusual Usualness is culturally defined o Social deviance Related to unusualness Does the behavior violate societies rules...
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- Abnormal Psychology