Psychological Disorders

Psychological Disorders - Psychological Disorders...

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Psychological Disorders - Psychological Disorders: a harmful dysfunction in which behavior is judged to be: o Atypical not enough in itself o Disturbing varies with time and culture o Unjustifiable sometimes there’s a good reason - Historical Perspectives: o Perceives causes: Movements of sun or moon Lunacy full moon Maladaptive harmful Evil spirits o Ancient Treatments: exorcism, caged like animals, beaten, burned, castrated, mutilated, blood replaced with animal’s blood o Medical Model: concept that diseases have physical causes Can be diagnosed, treated and, in most cases, cured Assumes that these “mental” illnesses can be diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms and cured through therapy o Bio-psycho-social perspective: assumes that biological, sociocultural, and psychological factors combine and interact to produce psychological disorders - Classification Psychological Disorders: o DSM-IV: American Psychiatric Associations Diagnostic and
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Ricci during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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