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Psychopathology: the thin line that separates sanity from madness Lecture 20 4/28/04 I. Historical Roots a. Caused by evil spirits i. Solution: opening to escape b. Caused by witchcraft, supernatural forces… i. Solution: Exorcism… c. Today: Biological and psychological causes II. Debate of origin a. Biological perspective b. Psychological perspective c. Cultural Influences i. Pibloktoq d. Synthesis: Diathesis Stress Model III. Diagnosis: A necessary (and controversial) next step a. DSM-IV disorders (discussed in class) i. Anxiety Disorders- marked by intense anxiety as major symptom 1. Examples: ii. Somatoform Disorders- physiological symptoms with psychological origin 1. Examples: iii. Dissociative Disorders- Experience detached from consciousness 1. Examples: iv. Mood Disorders- Severe mood disturbances (either positive or negative) 1. Examples: v. Schizophrenic disorders- psychotic disorders characterized by loss of contact with reality 1. Examples: vi. Personality Disorders- long-terms, inflexible, maladaptive patterns
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Examples: IV. Rosenhahn, 1973: On being sane in insane places a. 8 Pseudopatients b. Results i. Role of Expectations ii. Situational effects iii. Sanity detected? iv. Diagnoses often unreliable c. How do Mental Health professionals determine normality? V. Detailed Examples (Also, look on: http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/class/Psy301/Niederhoffer/movies/Disorders/ for movie clips of various disorders) a. Anxiety: OCD i. Definition ii. Examples iii. Common obsessions and rituals b. Somatoform: Hypochondriasis i. Definition ii. Example (Darwin) iii. Empirical Study c. Dissociative: DID i. Remember continuum of normality ii. Definition iii. Facts iv. Controversy d. Mood: Depression i. Prevalence ii. Symptoms iii. Possible cause 1. Seligmans Learned Helplessness (1967) 2. Explanatory style (internal, global, stable) e. Schizophrenia i. Definition ii. Symptoms...
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