Lecture 10 notes - Psychopathology and Treatment

Lecture 10 notes - Psychopathology and Treatment - Module...

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Module 47 – Introduction to Psychopathology and Treatment 47.4 – Labelling psychological disorders It may be better to study the roots of specific symptoms rather than disort perceptions by studying a patient with “schizophrenia” Once we label a person we view them differently. Labels create preconceptions that guide our perception sand our interpretations. Lingering stereotypes caused by media’s portrayal of mental illnesses. Labels bias perceptions and alter reality. 50.3 – Suicide Every year 1 million people decided suicide is the only solution. Studies of Rates of Suicide: National differences: rates in English, Italy and Spain are little more than half those of Canada, Austria and United states; Austria and Finnish are double. Within Europe, Lithuanitans have 15times more likely than Portuguese Racial Difference: White Americana are nearly 2x than Black Americans Gender difference: women are more likely to attempt but men are 2-4X more times likely to die. Men use more lethal methods. Age and trends: the suicide rate surges among older men. Western world have surged in older male teens. In developed countries more than double compared to 30years ago Other group differences: suicide rates high along rich, nonreligious people also in
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PSYCH 101 taught by Professor R.ennis during the Spring '09 term at Waterloo.

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