Psychological Disorders- 2

Psychological Disorders- 2 - Psychological Disorders I...

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Psychological Disorders I can’t write this lecture because freemasons have taken control of my brain and the CIA is in my closet
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Abnormal Behavior The medical model Diagnosis Etiology Prognosis
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What is abnormal? #1- Kirk washes his hands 35 times a day #2- Wendy spends most of her time listening for messages from space aliens #3- Ross thinks that the Republican party sabotaged his daughter’s wedding #4- Linus cuts into his arm with a hunting knife whenever he is sad
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What is abnormal behavior? 3 criteria Deviant Maladaptive Causing personal distress A continuum of normal/abnormal
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Psychodiagnosis: The Classification of Disorders American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 4th ed. (DSM - IV) Multiaxial system 5 axes or dimensions Axis I – Clinical Syndromes Axis II – Personality Disorders or Mental Retardation Axis III – General Medical Conditions Axis IV – Psychosocial and Environmental Problems Axis V – Global Assessment of Functioning
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Figure 14.2 Cont.
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Figure 14.2 Cont.
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Axis I: Clinical Syndromes Anxiety Disorders Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders Mood Disorders Schizophrenic Disorders
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Anxiety Disorders Generalized anxiety disorder “free-floating anxiety” Phobic disorder Specific focus of fear Panic disorder and agoraphobia Physical symptoms of anxiety/leading to agoraphobia Obsessive compulsive disorder Obsessions Compulsions
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