All of the notes - 20:50 :,nowitisnot(all DSM=, Mentaldiso

All of the notes - 20:50 :,nowitisnot(all DSM=, Mentaldiso

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SOCIO OF MENTAL ILLNESS 20:50 The DSM 4-R is the official codes of mental disorders Example of how it changed: in the 70s homosexuality was a disease, now it is not (all  that has changed are the views) DSM = a socially constructed book, nothing is true in all situations in all periods of time Mental disorder is considered a disability, must be stated by a psychiatrist Mental disorders were once considered deviant because they didn’t follow  Norms of behaviors   appearance, bathing suit in winter etc. / interacting with others  Emotional (depression etc.) being especially sad at happy occasions Cognitive (thinking) perception of danger (mental retardation)/ remembering things and  people (dementia)  3 categories = thinking/ behaving / feeling  Characteristics that make someone mentally healthy:  Being able to have social relationships, pick up cues etc.  Quality of satisfaction of life  Being able to function through daily functions like work and school Cognitive understanding of what you need to make a decision  Being safe (from yourself and others) Self esteem  Keywords severe and persistent: used to define the more serious mental disorders (if  you are sad because something bad happens that doesn’t make it depression…)
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LABELED BECAUSE: If you have health insurance it can be denied for mental health purposes  Therefore people must be labeled with a mental disorder in order to receive proper  treatment (cant be limited if the disorder has a biological base) Criminal liability : have to know whether someone is liable for their actions, mental  illness makes a difference in how we handle them  May have questions about the validity of DSM but we need a system to know who needs  help and how to pay for it and what kinds of treatment to provide  The first three DSM’s were on a model that was very similar to a continuum very healthy  or not so healthy and you could be anywhere in-between  From Freud’s model, something could have happened in childhood and the various  reactions  Later the cause was not as important in the system of codifying, now we “objectively”  identify some of the criteria/ duration that would identify a certain disorder Definition of a mental disorder:  clinically significant  (serious) behavioral or  psychological pattern (related symptoms) (cognitive or emotional) that is associated with  present  distress  (pain- mental and or physical) or  disability  (loss of function, really  bother them or a negative impact on your life)  The pattern cant be what’s culturally expected (ex: America after 9/11) or connected to 
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