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Unformatted text preview: Features of Disordered Behavior Abnormal behavior has two core features: Maladaptive Behavior: Behavior that makes it difficult to function, to adapt to the environment, and to meet everyday demands Loss of ability to adequately control thoughts, behaviors, or feelings Mental Disorder: Significant impairment in psychological functioning Features of Disordered Behavior (Continued) Psychotic Disorder: Severe psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusions, social withdrawal, and a movement away from reality Organic Mental Disorder: Mental or emotional problem caused by brain pathology (e.g., brain injuries or diseases)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10