mediaabnormal (1) - Abnormal Psychology With thanks to Ron...

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Abnormal Psychology With thanks to Ron Comer for use of his definitions.
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Defining Mental Disorder 1) Defining Mental Disorders 2) Discussing Particular Abnormalities 3) Therapy Regimens
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Defining Mental Disorder THREE CLASSIC SYMPTOMS of MENTAL DISORDER: Hallucinations: false sensory experiences Delusions: disorders of logical thinking Affective Disturbances: inappropriately strong or absent emotional response
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Defining Mental Disorder No Mild Moderate Severe Disorder Disorder Disorder Disorder
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Defining Mental Disorder Distress Maladaptiveness Irrationality Unpredictability Unconventionality Observer Discomfort
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Defining Mental Disorder Reasons for differences in rates of disorders and types of symptoms -- are there real cultural differences? Personality / cognitive style Definitions of mental illness Acceptability of mental (as opposed to physical) distress Usage of medical and psychological services Views of the origins and treatment of illness
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Defining Mental Disorder
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Defining Mental Disorder Homosexuality was defined as a disorder in previous DSM Manuals
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Defining Mental Disorder It is current practice in China to institutionalize members of the Falun Gong religion
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Defining Mental Disorder Sarafem – another name for Prozac
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Types of Mental Disorders 1) Personality Disorders 2) Anxiety Disorders 3) Mood Disorders 4) Other Disorders
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Personality Disorders Inflexible pattern of inner experience and outward behavior which deviates markedly from one’s culture. Paranoid, Schizoid, Antisocial , Borderline , Narcissistic, Histrionic, Avoidant, Dependent
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Antisocial Personality Shows a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of other people’s rights.
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PSY 1443 taught by Professor Lopez during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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mediaabnormal (1) - Abnormal Psychology With thanks to Ron...

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