Class Notes Week 1

Class Notes Week 1 - Class Notes Worfian Hypothesis the...

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2.25.4 Class Notes Worfian Hypothesis – the more language you have, the more perspective you will have. I) DSM IV TR (2000) : Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 4 th Edition – Text Revision a. Neutral with respect to etiology (doesn’t matter what school of psychology you came from, whether its Freudian, cognitive, etc. ., the uses language and material that all schools can recognize and respect). b. Multiaxial – lists things in order of importance. i. First Axis – major mental disorder (including any substance abuse) ii. Second Axis – personality disorders and/or intellectual deficiencies c. Contains 16 Major Diagnostic Classes + V Codes i. Major Diagnostic Classes . 1. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence 2. Delirium, Dementia, Amnesia and Other Cognitive Disorders a. Delirium – hallucinations b. Dementia – impairment of cognitive functions (impaired adaptive functioning, troubles with object identification, disorientation to time and place)
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