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AP #3

Abnormal Psychology Exam 3

civil commitment laws legal proceedings that determine a person is mentally disordered and may be hospitalized, even involuntarily
mental illness term formerly used to mean psychological disorder but lesspreferred because it implies that the causes of the disorder can be found in a medical disease process
dangerousness tendency to violence that, contrary to popular opinion, is not more likely among mental patients
deinstitutionalization systematic removal of people with severe mental illness or mental retardation from institutions like psychiatric hospitals
transinstitutionalization movement of people with severe mental illness from large psychiatric hospitals to smaller group residences
criminal commitment legal procedure by which a person found not guilty of a crime by reason of insanity must be confined in a psychiatric hospital
diminished capacity evidence of an abnormal mental condition in people that causes crminal charges against them requiring intent or knowledge to be reduced to lesser offenses requiring only reckless or criminal neglect
competence ability of legal defendants to participate in their own defense and understand the charges and the roles of the trial participants
duty to warn mental health professional's responsibility to break confidentiality and notify the potential victim whom a client has specifically threatened
expert witness person who because of special training and experience is allowed to offer opinion testimony in legal trials
clinical efficacy axis one of a proposed set of guidelines for evaluating clinical interventions on the evidence of their effectiveness
clinical utility axis one of the proposed set of guidelines for evaluating clinical interventions by whether they can be applied effectively and cost effectively in real clinical settings
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