Psychological Disorders.docx - Chapter 13 What makes a disorder Psychological disorder clinically significant disturbance of a person\u2019s thoughts

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Chapter 13 What makes a disorder? Psychological disorder: clinically significant disturbance of a person’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors o Dysfunctional- a typical or deviant o Maladaptive- interfere with daily functioning o Distressful- harmful to yourself or someone else Perspectives: *Medical Model Physical causes Diagnosed through symptoms, Treated with therapy in hospital Cures illness (hopefully) *Biopsychosocial Approach Interaction of biology, psychology, and social-cultural environment Cultures differ: o Sources of stress o Ways of coping Depression and Schizophrenia – worldwide Diagnostic Labels *Organized – name and describe behaviors *Helps predict future course and treatment Prompts research
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