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Unformatted text preview: DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) Abnormality defined: A clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern • Associated with distress or disability • Not simply a predictable and culturally sanctioned response to a particular event• Considered to reflect behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunction in the individual Can be correlated with ICD-10 (medical disorder classification) No causality (etiology), but “atheoretical” Axis I (clinical conditions, depression/anxiety) II (perminant, personality/mental retardation) III (medical conditions) IV (psychosocial/environmental) V (overall level of disorder) Why classify? – provide nomenclature, enable structure info., how patients should be treated History Exorcism… mayoke, primary treatment for demonic possession Hippocrates: categorized mania, melancholia(depression), phrenitis(schizo)/ dream+personality Later Greek and Roman: Egyptian=therapeutic, Galen=nervous system anatomy ,Roman medicine=comfort Pinel: French, experimented kindness (Tuke: performed similar work in England) Benjamin Rush: moral management in America Dorothy Dix: zealous campaign about the inhumane treatment of the mentally ill (1841-1881)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Abnormal taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.
- Spring '10