Psychopathology

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Unformatted text preview: PSY 101: General Psychology Psychopathology Thursday Attendance requirement ends today (clicker numbers of people who have more than 5 absences according to our records will be posted on OAK - if you think it is wrong, let me know). Will classify the questions into 3 categories: Too general (i do not understand the example you were using in class last thursday.) Interesting, but too in depth to be on test (will answer most of those over email) Focused questions will be addressed in class, with written answers on PPT so you dont have to write everything down. What is the lifetime prevalence of psychological disorders (% of people who would qualify at some point in their life?) 1. 5 2. 10 3. 15 4. 20 5. 25 6. 30 7. 35 8. 40 9. 45 10.50 Survey study in 1991 (in Baltimore,New Haven, St Louis, Durham and L.A.) says 32% In 1992, a CBS-NYT poll showed that only 1% of americans think mental illness is a major health problem. 40% of all long-term hospital beds are filled with people diagnosed with schizophrenia Have you ever wondered if someone around you was experiencing a serious psychological disorder? 1. Yes 2. No If you answered yes, did you end up doing anything at all about it? 1. Spoke with the person about it 2. Spoke with someone else 3. Still unsure if there really was a problem 4. Did nothing 5. Did nothing and regretted it 1999: frst Surgeon General Report on Mental Health Mental health the successFul perFormance oF mental Function, resulting in productive activities, Fulflling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity; From early childhood until late liFe, mental health is the springboard oF thinking and communication skills, learning, emotional growth, resilience, and selF-esteem. Mental illness the term that reFers collectively to all mental disorders. Mental disorders are health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereoF) associated with distress and/or impaired Functioning....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Gauthier during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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