Successfully differentiates between abnormal behavior that is pathological and

Successfully differentiates between abnormal behavior

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Successfully differentiates between abnormal behavior that is pathological and the behavior of eccentrics Definition of abnormal behavior
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This model of psychological abnormality is definitely a step in the right direction However, the model is far from perfect Criteria are still vague and subjective Familiarity with a phenomenon can make it appear “normal” Binge drinking Definition of abnormal behavior
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Psychological disability can also be seen as a continuum along which people vary Most people fall in the middle range The threshold is arbitrarily determined! Mental health vs. mental disorder Little Extreme Degree of Psychological Handicap
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Individuals with good mental health tend to: Function effectively and find satisfaction in life Have lasting and emotionally gratifying relations Realistically appraise their own talents and shortcomings Based on the psychological disability perspective, good mental health leaves a person open to many alternative ways of behaving and thinking Mental health vs. mental disorder
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Definition of mental disorder from DSM-V (2013) : A mental disorder is a clinically significant syndrome reflecting a dysfunction in psychological, biological, or developmental processes, usually involved with the following: A. Disturbance in cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior B. Significant personal distress C. Disability in social, occupational, or other important activities Excluded from the above definition are the following characteristics: A. Expected or culturally approved responses to common stressors or loss, such as the death of a loved one B. Deviant political, religious, or sexual behavior C. Conflicts that are primarily between the individual and society Mental health vs. mental disorder
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