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What factors determine whether behavior is abnormal or not? "statistical infrequency violation of norms/dysfunction personal distress/not limited to dangerous cultural relativity"
Myths "-Mental illness is dangerous (Kendra’s law) -Genius is akin to insanity -It is not treatable -Thomas Szasz “Myth of Mental Illness”"
DSM IV TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual 4th Text Revision) Diagnostic system used to categorically verify a psychological disorder. -clinical presentation: specific symptoms that cluster together -etiology: how the disorder begins -developmental stage: does the disorder look different in children that in adults? -functional impairment: immediate and long-term consequences of disord
Is DSM controversial? Although system is widely accepted in the USA, it is controversial. -there are different societal norms -up until 1973, homosexuality was once classified as a mental disorder in the DSM. -symptoms rarely fall neatly into one category. -it is difficult deciding if one has “enough” of a symptom for diagnosis.
Developmental Trajectory The idea that the common symptoms of a disorder vary according to a person’s age.
Historical Views Mental illness was thought to be caused by possession by demons -In the stone age, trephination was practiced, which was cutting a hole into the skull, supposedly to release the evil spirits. -The ancient Greeks believed abnormal behavior was controlled -Around 13th century Greeks believed mental disorders resulted from either traumatic experiences or imbalance of fluids (humours) such as blood. -Hippocrates identified hallucinations, delusions, melacholia, mania, and hysteria -There was a return to th
What is psychopathology? The study of abnormal thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Behavior that deviates from the norm and is harmful to oneself/others.
Created by: The Optimist