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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
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.
- Fall '08