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Psychological Disorders of Childhood | Introduction 1 What constitutes a psychological disorder in a child? Maria’s parents are concerned. Despite repeated attempts to coerce her to speak, Maria has never spoken a word to them. She is adopted, and they wonder if that is what is causing the problem. Is this a childhood psychological disorder? What constitutes a psychological disorder in a child? Jamie has had terrible nightmares almost every night for three months. He is afraid to go to bed and throws tantrums at bedtime. Is this a childhood psychological disorder?
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Psychological Disorders of Childhood | Introduction 2 What constitutes a psychological disorder in a child? Robert hits his brothers when he doesn’t get his way. Since he is the oldest and biggest, this often results in bruising on the younger children, and they seem to avoid Robert or cry preemptively when he is around. Is this a childhood psychological disorder? Childhood Psychological Disorders Must know what is _______ and what is not Atypical behavior is not sufficient to be called a disorder Psychopathology - Goals Identify, describe, and ______ psychological disorder Must know about normal development to understand ________ development Determine the _______ of the disorder _____ and _______ disorder Increased use of evidence-based practice Advocacy
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Psychological Disorders of Childhood | Introduction 3 Disorder according to the APA Clinically significant behavioral or psychological pattern that occurs in an individual and is associated with distress or impairment or with increased risk of death, pain, disability, or important loss of freedom.
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