Abnormal Q - Abnormal Psychology Mental disorders What are...

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Abnormal Psychology Mental disorders
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What are Psychological Disorders? 1 in 2 Americans develop diagnosable psychological disorder Most common problem:
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Abnormal? How do we define abnormal?
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Abnormal? Historically Mysterious behaviors were attributed to Supernatural forces Demonic possession Exorcism Torture rack Just think if Noah was around today building his ark? What would you think?
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History Eventually scientific thinking came about @18 th century Mental patients were confined in asylums Reforms in the 19 th century but not much better
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Biological Model Medical model Abnormal behavior patterns with a biological cause
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Psychological Model Based originally in the Psychodynamic model (Freud) To overcome…must become aware of conflict and resolve
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Cognitive Model Psychological disorders result from learning and can be unlearned Alter maladaptive cognitive processes
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Biopsychosocial Model Abnormal behavior is a result of complex interactions of biology, psychology and sociocultural factors Biological risks, psychological stressors and social pressures & expectations
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Diagnosis DSM-IV TR (text revision) Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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DSM-IV Categories Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders Mood Disorders (depression) Anxiety Disorders (Panic) Somatoform Disorders (hypochondriasis) Dissociative Disorders (DID) Personality Disorders (Antisocial)
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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