Psychopathology

Psychopathology - Psychopathology Psy100 Tong Fang What is...

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Psychopathology Psy100 Tong Fang What is mental illness? What causes it? Is it the result of early life experience? Or is it caused by something in our genetic makeup? Psychopathology will tell us. Schizophrenia, agoraphobia, depression these are just a few of the hundreds of ways in which the brain and mind, our greatest attributes, can turn against themselves. Because we can love, we can be jealous. Because we can remember the good, we can recall the bad and dwell on it. Because we can think about the future, we can fear its uncertainties. It is as if each coin of the psychological realm has one side that mocks and demeans the other. Psychopathology is the study of mental disorders. A mental disorder is defined as a clinically-significant behavioral or psychological syndrome or pattern the occurs in an individual and that is typically associated with either a painful symptom or impairment in one or more important areas of functioning. If we are going to help people with mental disorders, the first thing we have to do is identify them. Just
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Kdkdk during the Fall '11 term at SDSMT.

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