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Chapter 1 Abnormal psychology o Application of psychological science to the study of mental disorders Psychopathology o The symptoms and sign of mental disorders, including depressed mood, panic attacks, and bizarre beliefs Syndrome o A group of symptoms that appear together and are assumed to represent a specific type of disorder Incidence o Number of new cases of a disorder that appear in a population during a specific period of time Prevalence o Total number of active cases both old and new, that are present in a population during a specific period of time Epidemiology o Scientific study of the frequency and distribution of disorders within a population Comorbidity o Presence of more than one condition within the same period of time Know what dsm 4 tr is and ICD o DSM 4 (PAGE 7) ICD o Published by world health association Methods for scientific study of mental disorders (including research methods box) o Case study In depth look at the symptoms and circumstances surrounding one persons mental disturbance Drawbacks o Can be looked at from man Be familiar with case of many different perspectives o 19 year old college student who binged and purged (BULEMIA) o started when she was 15 and involved in gymnastics Which organization published the dsm?
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