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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. Seligman’s Learned Helplessness (1967) 2. Explanatory style (internal, global, stable) e. Schizophrenia i. Definition ii. Symptoms...
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