12 Abnormal 1 - Defining Abnormal Behavior Cultural...

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Defining Abnormal Behavior Cultural deviance Behavior that deviates from the cultural average. Emotional distress Behavior that produces despair, unhappiness. Harmful. Self and others.
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Mental Disorder Any behavior or emotional state that causes a person great suffering, is self destructive, impairs his or her ability to go to work, endangers others or the community.
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Classifying Abnormal Behavior Diagnostic classification aims to: Describe the disorder Predict its future course Imply appropriate treatment Stimulate research into causes. DSM-IV is now DSM-IV-TR The roles of validity and reliability.
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Dilemmas with Diagnosis Danger of overdiagnosis. Labels too powerful. Client may accept redefined identity. Serious mental disorders confused with normal problems. Illusion of objectivity and universality.
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Apprehension and worry so extreme that behavior is impaired. Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
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