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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 325
Professor
Karen Milligan
Semester
Fall

Description
PSY 325 KAREN MILLIGAN 09/07/12 PSY 325 LECTURE NOTES COMMON 13% OF PEOPLE AGED 20+ • 1.9 MILLION DIAGNOSED WITH MENTALILLNESS • 1.6 MILLION MEET CRITERABUT HAVE NOT BEEN FORMALLY DIAGNOSED • LIFE TIME PREVELENCE=APPROXIMATELY 46% • NEARLY 75% OFALLCASES START BYAGE 24 • HIGH COST FOR SOCIETY WHAT IS ABNORMALITY? HISTORY & THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGICALDISORDERS ◦ MOOD ◦ ANXIETY ◦ PERSONALITY ◦ THOUGHT DISORDERS ◦ SUBSTANCE ABUSE ◦ EATING DISORDERS • LIFE SPANAPPROACH WILLBE TAKEN WHAT ISABNORMAL? IN CONTEXTANYTHING CAN BEABNORMAL BEHAVIOR CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD IN ISOLATION − ANYTHING THAT DEVIATES FROM SOC NORMS WITHIN ACULTURE − CULTURAL RELATIVISM − UNUSUALNESS- DEFINED STATISTICALLY BYWHAT IS “AVERAGE” BEHAVIOR; THEREFORE ABNORMALITY CAN BE DEFINEDAS WHAT IS RARE WITH I THE POPULATION − DISCOMFORT-ABNORMAL- DISCOMFORT & DESIRE TO BE RID OF BEHAVIOR − MENTALILLNESS- BEHAVIOR THAT RESULT FROMAMENTAL ILLNESS − MALADAPTIVENESS − CURRENT VIEW OF CONSENSUS − INDIVIDUAL SUFFERS DISTRESS & IMPACTS ON DAILY LIFE FUNCTIONING − 3DS DESTRUCTION, DISTRESS, & DEVIANCE − MOST COMMON DEFINITION OF PSYCH DISORDER − UNEXPECTED IN THEIR CULTURALCONTEXT − ASSOCIATED WITH PERSON'S DISTRESS CATAGORICALVS DIMENSIONAL CATAGORICAL-STATES THAT DISORDERSARE QUALITATIVELY DISTINCT SYNDROMES- USED IN MEDICALDIAGNOSIS DIMENSIONAL IS BETTER BECAUSE IT IS AQUANTIFICATION OFATTRIBUTES RATHER THEN ASSIGNED TO CATAGORIES PSY 325 KAREN MILLIGAN HISTORICALVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS • SUPERNATURALTHEORIES-SPIRIT POSSESSION • BIOLOGICALTHEORIES-IMBALANCE OFTHE BRAIN • PSYCHOLOGICALTHEORIES- TRAUMA
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