16Disorders

16Disorders - Myers PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter16...

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Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 16 Psychological Disorders James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers
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Psychological Disorders Psychological Disorder a “harmful dysfunction” in which  behavior is judged to be: atypical--not enough in itself disturbing--varies with time and  culture maladaptive--harmful unjustifiable--sometimes there’s a 
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Historical Perspective Perceived Causes movements of sun or moon lunacy--full moon evil spirits Ancient Treatments exorcism, caged like animals, beaten,  burned, castrated, mutilated, blood  replaced with animal’s blood
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Psychological Disorders Medical Model concept that diseases have physical causes can be diagnosed, treated, and in most  cases, cured assumes that these “mental” illnesses can be  diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms  and cured through therapy, which may  include treatment in a psychiatric hospital
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Psychological Disorders Bio-Psycho-Social Perspective assumes that biological,  sociocultural, and psychological  factors combine and interact to  produce psychological disorders
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Psychological Disorders
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Psychological Disorders-- Etiology DSM-IV American Psychiatric Association’s  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of  Mental Disorders
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16Disorders - Myers PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter16...

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