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Unformatted text preview: s at school etc.. !  Axis V - Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (GAF Scale) !  scale of functioning from 1-100 -estimates extend to which a persons life has been diminished by disorder -91-100= demonstrating superior functioning showing no disorders present The Dangers of Labeling? On Being Sane in Insane Places (Rosenhan, 1973) !  8 healthy, well-adjusted people as “pseudopatients” !  Diagnosed with schizophrenia and admitted to psychiatric hospital -once in, each person was told to act normal !  Ambiguous comments by pseudopatients distorted by normal clinicians to fit diagnosis; behaviours seen as abnormal -avg. time to be released= 19 days (range 7-52 days) with schizophrenia in remission Sex Differences in Prevalence !  Biological, societal expectations (e.g., anorexia nervosa) !  Reporting symptoms !  men report fewer symptoms despite physiological response !  men suppress distress, more anger !  Bias in diagnosis !  Antisocial Histrionic Study (Ford & Widiger, 1989) -men tend to be diagnosed with male disorders and females tend to be diagnosed with female disorders...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor All during the Fall '08 term at Queens University.

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