psych 11-20 - November 20, 2007 Gen. Psych. 1...

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November 20, 2007 Gen. Psych. 1 Psychopathology -psychological disorders -behavior is deviant (different), distressful, and dysfunctional -medical model -illnesses diagnosed according to symptoms -individual treatment for symptoms Bio-psycho-social Model -perspective that biology, psychology, and sociocultural factors combine and interact to produce psychological disorders -labels (psycho, unstable, bipolar, etc.) -arbitrary, based on value judgments -impact perceptions of people -stigmatize -DSM -5 axes: -1. clinical syndromes -treatable -2. personality disorder, retardation -untreatable -3. medical -medical conditions you have -4. psychosocial, environmental -home life -5. GAF score -stay below 60 (insurance/state aid won’t pay) -overall life score -prevalence -the study of the # and location of disorders in the population -1/6 Americans experience psychological disorders -this number shifts based on SES, gender, and ethnicity -higher poverty rate, higher psychological disorders -personality disorders -1. tend to be rather suspicious/paranoid -2. erratic, do things impulsively (antisocial) -3. anxious people Anxiety Disorders -some anxiety can be good (physical/mental alert) -GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) -global, persistent, chronic, and excessive apprehension
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PY 101 taught by Professor Schmautz during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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