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Beginning of Stress Notes - Psychological Disorders -What...

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Psychological Disorders -What is normal? \ -What is ‘abnormal’? / very complex concept…operates on continuum. Thoughts Feelings Behaviors What do we look at when determining normal or abnormal? 1. Violation of or deviation from social/cultural norms? 2. Cause impairment or distress? 3. Maladaptive or harmful? We also look at…. Frequency Intensity Duration Influences: Normal vs. Abnormal Situation Time Place/Setting Impact on Others Individual Characteristics o Age o Gender o Role Medical Perspective Philippe Pinel from France, Insisted that madness was not due to demonic possession, but an ailment of the mind. Medical Model: Etiology: Cause and development of the disorder Diagnosis: Identifying (symptoms) and distinguishing one disease from another Treatment: treating a disorder in a psychiatric hospital, outpatient clinic, or practitioners office Prognosis: forecast about the disorder Biopsychosocial Perspective How do we diagnose psychological disorders? DSM-D
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY 0010 taught by Professor Joshuafetterman during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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