Psychological Disorders

Psychological Disorders - Psychological Disorders Harmful...

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Psychological Disorders o Harmful Dysfunction o Atypical —not enough in itself o Disturbing —varies with time and culture o Maladaptive —harmful o Unjustifiable —sometimes there’s a good reason o Models of Abnormality o Medical Model Developed in 400 BCE By Hippocrates, father of modern medicine Diseases have physical (biological) causes Diagnosable Treatable In most cases, curable Mental illnesses diagnosed by symptoms cured through therapy/ treatment, sometimes in psychiatric hospital can be difficult to diagnose (DSM-V) Not a crime! o Limited capacity to enforce treatment o Can be used to assess culpability in criminal acts o 1:6 will experience some form of illness in their lifetimes
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Who suffers most? o Anxiety-women o Depression-women o Substance abuse-men o Schizophrenia-women o Others that I didn’t get… o Psychological Model Emphasizes role ,,,MISSED SLIDE o Socio-Cultural Model Culture affects the stressors we are exposed to o Synthetic Model (Bio-psycho-social) Interaction between biological, psychological, and socio- cultural influences Work together in a cycle To treat look for points where you can break the cycle o Mental Healthcare o Is a developing science and practice “Coming out”-stigma of mental disorders Healthcare costs Well-being Productivity o Anxiety Disorders
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o Distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Uncontrollable worry about domains of functioning Chronic automatic nervous system arousal o
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