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Unformatted text preview: Start for last test November 4, 2010 Mental Health and Clinical Psychology The problem of diagnosis: DSM-IV 4 case studies 1. Paranoid In a culture where everyone is constantly paranoid 2. Vomiter Ancient Rome, very common to do this 3. Woman with bank loan Missouri early 1900s, married woman should never get a bank loan 4. Alcoholic 18 yr old 1970s spring break DSM-IV Includes groups of disorders and defined whether someone has a minor, like anxiety, or serious, psychotic. How to treat these disorders too. How to define insane? Just saying that you heard voices could label you as insane. Insane people are immediately dehumanized. Definition of insane is culturally constructed. Anxiety related disorders Phobias Linking anxiety to some object. Woman has a baby and develops a phobia about knives. Panic Individuals in an environment without a lot of stimulation, then a tidal wave of fear hits them....
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