Lecture Psychological Disorders

Lecture Psychological Disorders - OUTLINE Modules 46, 47,...

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OUTLINE – Modules 46, 47, 48 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 1. History 2. Diagnosis 3. Mood Disorders 4. Anxiety Disorders 5. Psychotic Disorders PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS Historical overview of views on mental illness: The Middle Ages Not thought of as an illness but rather o Seen as witches o Seen as prophets 1700-1900s Europe Recognized mental illness as a problem Placed in hospitals o Nothing like current facilities o Chains, tours 1790’s France Treatment more civilized Fresh air 1800-1900’s USA Fresh air concept lives on encourages rest/relaxation o Spa like facilities Current world-view: Research Diagnostic criteria to classify disorders
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PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS Classification of Disorders: DSM IV-TR – Handbook w/ basic organization of disorders 2 major clusters of disorders: 1. AXIS I –Syndromes usually come and go (not all) Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Psychotic disorders Dissociative disorders Eating disorders 2. AXIS 11-pervasive Personality disorders Diagnosis of Disorders: Descriptions of symptoms and behaviors Must have certain number of these symptoms = diagnosis (checklist of criteria) Problems: Descriptions are lacking/changing Patients aren’t sure of many symptoms
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