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Unformatted text preview: iii. used to diagnose psychological disorders by assessing specific symptoms and matching them to certain criteria III.Causes of Psychological Disorders? A. Biological approach: caused by biological factors i. Accepts medical model: psychological disorders are medical diseases with a biological origin B. Psychological approach: disorders are caused by psychological factors C. Sociocultural approach: societal contexts play a large role in the development of a disorder D. Biopsychosocial approach: i. disorders are product of biological influences, psychological influences, and social-cultural influences E. Diathesis-stress model: i. inherited Biological predisposition+Environmental Stressors=Disorder IV.Anxiety Disorders A. Class of disorders marked by feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety B. very common: 19% lifetime prevalence C....
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PSYCH 36-087 taught by Professor Welsh during the Fall '10 term at UGA.
- Fall '10