Week 6 - Clinical Psychology I: Psychological Disorders...

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Clinical Psychology I: Psychological Disorders Topic 7 Dr. Clare Rees Psychology 123
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So when do behaviours become disorders? Disturbing Atypical Maladaptive Unjustifiable
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Historical Perspective Perceived causes included: Movements of sun or moon Evil spirits Witch-hunts
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Medical Model Concept that diseases have physical causes Can be diagnosed, treated, and in most cases,  cured Assumes that these “mental” illnesses can be  diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms and  cured through therapy, which may include  treatment in a psychiatric hospital
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental  Disorders (DSM-IV) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)
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Early Psychological Explanations Freud – psychodynamic model People suffer psychological problems due to  unconscious inner conflicts (repressed desires/  needs, etc.)
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2008 for the course PSY 123 taught by Professor Various during the Three '04 term at Curtin.

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