19th lecture - Psychopathology • Mental Disorder any...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychopathology • Mental Disorder: any behavior or emotional state that causes distress or suffering, is maladaptive and disturbs relationships and the greater community • Legal Standards: whether or not a person is in control of behavior and aware of the consequences of his/her actions • Classifying Mental Disorders • DSM-IV TR: Standard reference book for all disorders • Around 300 mental disorders in this latest version • Descriptive and provides a set criteria for diagnosis • DSM-IV TR: 5 Axes or Dimensions 1) Primary Clinical Problem 2) Personality Disorders 3) Medical Conditions relevant to disorder 4) Social and environmental problems 5) Global Assessment of Functioning • Problems with the DSM Classifications – The danger of over diagnosis – The power of diagnostic labels – Many of the symptoms are based on subjective not objective measures – Some categories have political/social implications • Disorders of Childhood • Pervasive Developmental Disorders • Autistic Spectrum Disorders – Autism: impairment in communication skills – Impairment in social interactions – Repetitive behaviors – Asperger’s Syndrome: higher level communication skills, significant social impairment (facial feedback training) • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity which is inappropriate for a child’s particular developmental age – ~5% of school aged children – More likely to be males – Genetic link/runs in families – Multimodal treatment approach: Drugs and Behavioral Interventions • Conduct Disorder – Violate social norms – Physical aggression – Cruelty to animals – Lack remorse – May be a precursor to antisocial personality • Tourette’s Syndrome – Multiple motor and one or more vocal ties...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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