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0528 Psych Lecture

0528 Psych Lecture - Abnormal Psychology Treatments...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/12/09 + Abnormal Psychology &
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5/12/09 + National Co-morbidity Study Kessler et al. (2005) n Anxiety disorders are important
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5/12/09 + n Depression: more damaging to everyday activities than angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes; also consider suicide rates (Chatterji, 2007) n Chronic pain - psychological disorders link (WHO, 2001) n Cardiovascular disease risk (Ford et al., 1998) n Psychological stress has been linked to illness itself (Cohen et al., 1991) n Faster aging with psychological distress
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5/12/09 + Abnormal Psych Now n Common overlaps of the disorders n Behavioral equivalents n Treat symptoms rather than “disease” n Some therapies are better than other … and some disorders respond better than others.
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5/12/09 + Does It Work? n Luborsky, Dodo bird Verdict (1975) n Whatever therapy you got you would improve a bit. n Research findings n 470 studies – didn’t matter what therapy you got you had the same chance of getting better and had the same rate of improvement n Consumer Reports, 1995 Survey n N= 4000 n 9/10 say improved from therapy n Longer therapy = more improvement (association)
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5/12/09 + psychosis Psychomotor agitation
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5/12/09 + The Case of Earl n What disorder do you think he presents?
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