Chapter 14 Disorders of the mind and body

Chapter 14 Disorders of the mind and body - Chapter 14...

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Etiology: factors that contribute to the development of a disorder Axis 1: clinical disorders and other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention Axis 2 : mental retardation and personality disorders Axis 3: general medical conditions relevant to mental disorders Axis 4: psychosocial and environmental problems that might affect diagnosis , treament, and prognosis of mental disorders ( unemplyoment, divorce, poverty) Axis 5: Global assessment of function rated for a scale from 1-100 Multiaxial system: the system used in the DSM that provides assessment along five axes describing important mental health factors Assessment: examination of a person's mental state to diagnose possible psychological disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder: The occurrence of two or more distinct identities in the same individual Diathesis-stress model: a diagnostic model that proposes that a disorder may develop when an underlying vulnerability is coupled with a precipitating event. Family Systems Model: a diagnostic model that considers symptoms within an individual as
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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Chapter 14 Disorders of the mind and body - Chapter 14...

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