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Psychological+Disorders - WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH It is...

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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH? It is shaped by your unique combination of internal resources / vulnerabilities and stressful and supportive circumstances Freud: the ability to love well and to work well Maslow: striving toward self-actualization Rogers: openness to experience and trust in oneself Erikson: mastering age-relevant developmental challenges
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MENTAL HEALTH IS A CONTINUUM, NOT A CATEGORY it can vary in different circumstances it can change over time PSYCHOLOGICAL ABNORMALITY IS . . . inability to function competently (maladaptive behavior) emotional distress: lacking a sense of well-being violating social norms for healthy behavior deviance from typical behavior Another way to deFne psychological abnormality . . . DSM - IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th Edition)
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COGNITIVE DISORDERS psychological symptoms are a direct result of brain injury, aging, drugs, or abnormality Alzheimer’s Disease lead poisoning SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS excessive use of alcohol, cocaine, barbiturates, amphetamines, or other drugs that alter behavior and thinking
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