341 Study Guide Test 1

341 Study Guide Test 1 - i. Unemployment, death, stress in...

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Psych/Mental Health Ch. 1 1. Identify attitudes of the general population and health care providers which may inhibit the mentally ill to seek services? Of the general population: scared, anxious, nervous Of health population: 2. Differentiate between myths and facts related to mental illness? Myths: i. Psychiatric patients are different from other people ii. Psychiatric patients never get well iii. One is liable to become mentally ill if one works with psychiatric patients iv. Psychiatric patients are violent and dangerous v. Mental illness is a disgrace 3. Identify concepts of health and illness demonstrated by the health-illness continuum Mental health and mental illness are parts of the same whole on a scale that fluctuates according to stressors encountered and one’s ability to adapt Demonstrates that there is no sharp line between mental health and mental illness Individuals are constantly changing
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Unformatted text preview: i. Unemployment, death, stress in everyday life 1. Internal vs. external stressors The extremes are easiest to identify 4. Differentiate between different theories of causation of mental illness 1 st Force (Behavioral) i. Mental illness is a result of maladaptive or faulty learning ii. People learn undesirable behaviors that can be unlearned in therapy 2 nd Force (Psychodynamic) i. Mental illness is caused by an inadequate or incomplete resolution of past developmental experiences ii. Developmental 1. Sigmund Freud: psychoanalytical/psycho sexual development (unconscious, conscious) 2. Harry Stack Sullivan: neoanalytic/interpersonal development 3. Erik Erikson: neoanalytic/psychosocial development a. Stages (trust vs. mistrust, etc) b. Believes it is never too late to fix a problem 3 rd Force Theories (Humanistic/Existential) i....
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341 Study Guide Test 1 - i. Unemployment, death, stress in...

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