Devin Fox - Homework 1.docx - Devin Fox Defining Psychological Disorders Instructions Read through the case studies that follow After you read each one

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Devin Fox Defining Psychological Disorders Instructions: Read through the case studies that follow. After you read each one, decide whether you think that the individual described is displaying a psychological disorder. Due in class Wednesday 4/15/20. Andrew has led a turbulent life. As a young child, he skipped school more often than he attended. When he did attend, he was a frequent behavior problem, often getting into fights with other boys. He was finally expelled from school altogether after stabbing another student in his high school class. Since then he has not held a job for any length of time. Soon after his expulsion, he began supplementing his income by breaking into homes and stealing whatever he could get his hands on. However, he appears to feel no guilt about this behavior. Although he has never been in a committed relationship, he has several children, whom he never sees, due partly to the fact that he frequently moves from town to town. Despite these characteristics, Andrew is a colorful and entertaining person and has a certain charm. If asked, he will tell you that he is quite happy with his current life-style. X Has a Psychological Disorder _____ Does Not Have a Psychological Disorder Barbara was generally a happy child and had many friends in high school. She made very good grades and decided to go on to college and then to law school. After her first year of law school, she began to notice periods of “feeling down.” At first, she ignored this, but after a year or so, these episodes began to get worse. When she started paying more attention, she noticed that the episodes usually began about a week before her period and ended a few days after her period began. In addition to feeling depressed during that time, she also was overly sensitive to criticism. Often, her appetite would increase, and she would especially crave sweets. Sometimes she found it difficult to concentrate on her
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