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Chapter 1 - • Prevalence in a population the proportion...

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Chapter 1 20:34 Areas that cause mental disorder Suffering Maladaptiveness Deviancy Violation of the standards of society Social discomfort Irrationality and unpredictability vocab Etiology : causes of mental disorder Family aggregation:  whether a disorder runs in families Nomenclature : a naming system Stigma : negative labeling Stereotyping : the tendency to jump to conclusions about what a person is  like based on beliefs about that group that exist in the culture Labeling : assigning a person to a particular diagnostic category, such as  schizophrenia Epidemiology : study of the distribution of diseases, disorders, or health- related behaviors in a given population.  Mental health epidemiology is the  study of the distribution of mental disorders 
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Unformatted text preview: • Prevalence : in a population, the proportion of active cases of a disorder that can be identified at a given point in, or during a given period of time • Point prevalence : the number of cases of a specific condition or disorder that can be found in a population at one given point in time • 1-year prevalence : amount of people that suffered from the disorder in the year • lifetime prevalence : the proportion of living persons in a population who have ever had a disorder up to the time of the epidemiological assessment • comorbidity : occurrence of two or more identified disorders in the same psychologically disordered individual 20:34 20:34...
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