Chapter 13 Outline

Chapter 13 Outline - Chapter 13 Outline PSYC 201: F18 1)...

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Chapter 13 Outline PSYC 201: F18 1) Psychological Disorders a) Perspectives on Psychological Disorders i) Defining Psychological Disorders (1) Psychological disorders- deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional behavior patterns. ii) Understanding Psychological Disorders (1) The Medical Model (a) Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - a psychological disorder marked by the appearance by age 7 of one or more of three key symptoms: extreme inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. (b) Medical model- the concept that diseases, in this case psychological disorders, have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured, often through treatment in a hospital. (2) The Biopsychosocial Approach iii) Classifying Psychological Disorders (1) DSM-IV- the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fourth Edition), a widely used system for classifying psychological disorders. iv) Labeling Psychological Disorders b) Anxiety Disorders
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i) Anxiety disorders- psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. ii) Generalized anxiety disorder- an anxiety disorder in which a person is
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Chapter 13 Outline - Chapter 13 Outline PSYC 201: F18 1)...

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