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Sheet1 Page 1 Misbehaving:Psychological Disorders +A "harmful dysfunction" in which behavior is judged to be atypical, disturbing, maladaptive, and unjustifiable. +The problem is defining these terms. +"If a man is a minority of one, we lock him up." +"It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." +"We are all mad at sometime or another." History of Mental Illness: }Mental Illness has existed for thousands of years as long as have had humans. +First mental asylums (Baghdad, Damascus) c. 800 }Associated with demons, devils, poisening, witchcraft, the alignment of the starts +Lunatic cimes from belief in moon induced (lunar) insanity. Traditional "Treatments" For Mental Illness: }Beating }Bleeding (bloodletting) }Castration/genital mutilation
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Unformatted text preview: }Frontal lobotomy }Hot irons placed on head }Spinning in a centrifuge }Trephining (drilling hole in skull) }Medication }Electroshock }Exorcism }Execution (treatment?) Perspectives on Mental Illness }Medical Model: +Assumes mental illness can be diagnosed on the basis of symptoms and cured through therapy and drug treatment. +Physical causes to these disorgers (broken brain) }Bio-Psycho-Social: +Combination of Biology(brain chemistry), Psychology (perception), and Society(Roles). }Labeling someone as "mentall ill" is dangerous. ... +Confirmation bias(future events) +Hindsight Bias(past events_ +Self-Fufilling Prophecy }Rosenhan (1973) showed the power of the label and the ease of being labeled....
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