Psych 9C 05.14 Lecture

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/13/09 + Mental Disorders Psych 9C 5/13/09 + Person x Situation Matrix n Abnormal psych interested in the particular or extreme rows how people respond very differently from others and in dysfunctional ways Ex. Britney Spears 5/13/09 + Main Points n What is a mental disorder? n How do we classify mental disorders? n The DSM-IV n Assessment n What causes mental disorder? 5/13/09 + iClicker n Elizabeth Smart case kidnapper n Mental Disorder or not? n Beliefs or delusions? n Why or why not? 5/13/09 + Key dimensions to consider in defining mental disorder n Extreme n Is it atypical? (sadness vs. depression) n All of us will feel sad at some point but when it becomes extreme to a point then it becomes depression the extremity of a behavior is very important. n Distress n Is the person distressed? Disturbing to others? n When it is distress or disturbing to others then it is classified as mental disorder. n Disability 5/13/09 + Socially undesirability and the myths of mental illness n Szasz famously argues that mental disorders arent diseases in any real sense. n YouTube- Dr. Thomas Szasz on Psychology n Psychiatry is just a form of social control over unusual behavior n Argues against involuntary hospitalization & use of drugs 5/13/09 + DSM-IV definition of mental disorder n 4th version going to the 5th one n Need to have a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern that occurs in an individual and that is associated with present: n Distress (e.g. a painful symptom) or n Disability (i.e. impairment in one or more important areas of functioning) or n With a significantly increased risk of suffering death, pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom.disability, or an important loss of freedom....
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