2 Clinical Psychology- Clinical Diagnosis

2 Clinical Psychology- Clinical Diagnosis - Clinical...

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2600 BC in Egyptian literature was the first writing Insanity 1840 in US they had an informal diagnostic system with one diagnosis 1880 there were 7 different categories- First attempt to try to classify mental disorders No diagnostic criteria or information on onset, course, prevalence, risk factors for illness Just a brief description of what the disorder looked like In 1952 DMS-I Like DMS one- only difference was that it tried to map onto the international classification of diseases Used labels that were consistent with ICD that included mental illnesses Still short descriptions but with new labels- none of the features we have today In 1968- DSM-2 emerged DSM- III MAJOR revolution for diagnostic system TEST 1.) making criteria more specific Clinicians couldn't agree whether a person had a disorder so in this version an attempt was made to make the process of diagnosis assessment more reliable by Said patient must show following symptoms for a certain time period They developed specific diagnostic criteria which was different from describing the disorder Not everyone agreed with this Adolf Meyer: theory was mental illness was developed in response of the personality to a distresser
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course PSY 44015 taught by Professor Dr.telch during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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