Review test 3-I - I. Defining Abnormality Statistical...

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I. Defining Abnormality Maladaptiveness- most important?; harms welfare of the individual or their social group. Cognitive/Perceptual Distortions- is having extremely high self-esteem abnormal? Personal Distress- subjective feelings; miserable, anxious, depressed, agitated, insomnia? II. What’s Normal III. Classifying Abnormality: The DSM-IV (5 Axes) Axis I: Acute psychological problem (what’s wrong right now). The Diagnostic Category- clinical disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention. A. Schizophrenia- Loss of contact with reality, disturbance of thought & perception, bizarre behavior, delusions, hallucinations. B. Mood Disorders- Depression, mania, manic- depression (bipolar disorder). C. Anxiety Disorders- Anxiety is the main symptom (generalized anxiety, panic attacks) or anxiety caused by situations (phobias) or intrusive thoughts (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Also includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). D. Sexual and Gender Disorders- Sexual identity (transexualism), sexual performance (impotence, premature ejaculation, frigidity), or sexual aim (pedophilia, sadism, masochism). E. Sleep Disorders- Chronic insomnia, excessive sleepiness, sleep apnea, sleep-walking, &
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Review test 3-I - I. Defining Abnormality Statistical...

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