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January 18 - January 18, 2012 I. Assessing Abnormality a....

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January 18, 2012 I. Assessing Abnormality a. Introduction to Assessment a.i. Assessment : the process of gathering information about symptoms and causes of symptoms a.ii. Diagnosis : a label attached to a set of symptoms that tend to occur with one another a.ii.1. What does a diagnosis mean ? a.ii.1.a. How do we approach treatment? b. Kinds of information b.i. What do we need to know to make diagnoses b.ii. Symptoms and History b.ii.1. Current symptoms b.ii.2. Recent events b.ii.3. History of psychological problems b.ii.4. Family history of disorders b.ii.5. Coping b.iii. Psychological and Neurological Factors b.iii.1. Physical examination, drugs, cognitive functioning, intellectual ability b.iii.2. Differential Diagnosis : a determination of which several possible disorders an individual may be suffering b.iv. Sociocultural Factors b.iv.1. Social resources (logistics) b.iv.2. Sociocultural background (differential diagnosis) b.iv.3. Acculturation (therapy) c. Validity c.i. The accuracy
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