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Unformatted text preview: Assessment of Abnormal Behavior Assessment = The systematic evaluation and measurement of psychological, biological, and social factors in an individual presenting with a possible psychological disorder Diagnosis = The process of determining whether the presenting problem(s) fit the criteria for a particular mental disorder History of DSM-IV Based on work of Emil Kraepelin Late 1800s to early 1900s DSM published in 1952 at 120 pages DSM-IV-TR is the sixth revision at over 900 pages While there are problems with DSM-IV, it still has had a great impact on the field. The DSMs… First DSM introduced in 1952. DSM-II released in 1968. DSM-III (1980). DSM-III-R (1987). DSM-IV (1994). DSM-IV-TR (2000). DSM-IV Definition of mental disorder: Clinically significant behavior or psychological syndrome or pattern which is associated with 1) present distress or 2) disability Must be associated with a significantly increased risk of suffering, death, pain, disability, or loss of freedom Must not be an expected response to a particular event, such as bereavement....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course PSYC 190 at San Jose State.