Models of Abnormality

Models of Abnormality - Models of Abnormality Biological...

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Models of Abnormality Biological Models Psychosocial Models Integrative and multidimensional models
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Models of Abnormality Disease Genetic Biological Biochemical
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Models of Abnormality Psychodynamic Behavioral Psychosocial Cognitive Sociocultural
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Biological Models Abnormality caused by physical problem in the body/brain Treat biologically
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Biological Models Disease Model Disease in the body Mental illness Historical example: General Paresis Id a syndrome Find the infectious agent causing it Develop a diagnostic test Develop a treatment for the disease Current example: AIDS Dementia Complex
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Biological Models Genetic Model Genetics Mental illness Examples: Down Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease Limitations: No individual gene identified as causal agent for major psychological disorder
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Gene-Environment Interaction Genes for personality, cognitive – 50% Diathesis-stress model Inherit multiple genes that lead to tendencies
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