PSYCH_1010_Lecture - PSYCH 1010 Lecture 17 Chapter 14 Psychological disorders Part 1 Todays Agenda 1 What is abnormal Criteria classification 2

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PSYCH 1010 – Lecture 17 Chapter 14 – Psychological disorders: Part 1 - Today’s Agenda 1. What is abnormal? Criteria/ classification 2. Anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety/ PTSD/ Obsessive Compulsive disorders 3. Somatoform disorders: Somatisation disorders/ hypochondriasis 4. Dissociative disorders: Multiple personality disorder 5. Mood disorders: Depression/ bipolar disorders/ suicide - Final Exam April 14 th @ 9:00 am - Agoraphobia within panic disorders fear of having a panic attack in a public place - Phobic disorders Social phobia most common of the phonic disorders - Afraid of making a fool of yourself in social situations - Most people with psychological disorders don’t act strange and are not kept in wards - Most inward kind of suffering (“behind the scenes”) - Psychological disorder/illness = mental illness (the terms are interchangeable) 1) What is abnormal? - Criteria: (see fig. 14.2, page 608) 1. Distress is present: - Person is suffering, unhappy, afraid - They need to be experiencing emotional discomfort However, psychopaths won’t suffer from such distress - Very important within the DSM-IV Why intervene if the person is not unhappy with their situation 2. Behaviour is maladaptive - Impaired functioning - Inability to meet responsibilities - The person is behaving is ways that aren’t healthy. Leads to behaviours of impaired functioning - Another important factor in diagnosis 3. Socially deviant
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- Behaviour is unusual, “not normal” - Breaking the law, hearing voices, hallucinating - Deviance, in and of itself, is not enough Ex. A top level athlete’s behaviour may be considered deviant from the norm - Classification: - DSM-IV, pg 580 text - Used by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists - legally can provide diagnosis - Use the DSM-IV - Has all disorders listed and classified with symptoms - Why classify? - Classifying comes with the issue of stigmas that come with the label/diagnosis - These carry implications with relationships, work etc… - Simplify and create order - Need understanding to what a diagnosis means - Simplifies communication amongst professionals - Research - Creates further understanding and congruency (base levels) for research - Plan treatment - Make recommendations that make sense - From research plan treatment that will be effective - Where is the diving line between normal and abnormal behaviour? - Deviation from statistical average - Deviation from the cultural/societal average - Desirable norms fluctuate -Ex. Full body tattoos - Not abnormal unless presenting other symptoms (distress, maladaptive) - Cultural difference provide a subjective view as to what constitutes as normal/abnormal behaviour - For example body and face painting is normal in some cultures - Older distinction:
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- Neurotic vs. psychotic - Neurotic: - Distressing problem but person is still coherent and can function socially (once acute phase of disorder is treated.) - Distressed but still in touch with reality
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PSYCH_1010_Lecture - PSYCH 1010 Lecture 17 Chapter 14 Psychological disorders Part 1 Todays Agenda 1 What is abnormal Criteria classification 2

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