Abnormal Behavior and Treatments ch

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Abnormal Behavior and Treatment ch. 10 Many inmates have psychiatric problems that lead to their behaviors. Many psychiatric hospit- als have closed down and those people are just dumped out. Some people are so sick that they need to be hospitalized. The hospitals turn to community health centers. There aren’t enough funds for enough of them though. What is Abnormal? Distress: if you have a behavior that is upsetting to you and interferes with your life. It is defined as a disorder. The crucial development is diagnosed as a disorder Disablity: A disability interferes with your ability to function Deviance: if your behavior differences from the rest of society, then you will be labeled as abnormal. This changes though. ex is homosexuality. However, this also differs from cul- ture to culture. In the 48 contiguous states, hearing voices in your heads you are crazy. In Alaska, you are a shaman and they are voices from the gods The DSM: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: lists all the disorders and their descrip- tions. The criteria for each one so that each disorder can be diagnosed and treated ade- quetly. This is important because if you have the symptoms listed in the DSM your insur- ance will pay for your treatment. It is the bible of psychiatric disorders. Historical Background Supernatural: notion is that people that are having strange symptoms are posessed by an evil spirit and some people have been consumed by the devil and the answer is praying/ex-
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