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Department
psychology
Course
1006
Professor
Brad Mc Kay
Semester
Winter

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MENTAL DISORDERS o PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: Patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are maladaptive, disruptive, or uncomfortable for those who are affected or for those with whom they come in contact.  Defining abnormal  Infrequency – the mental disorder needs to be infrequent  Norm violation – the mental disorder cannot be “normal”  Personal suffering – ex: hangover  A practical approach …  Content, context and consequences o BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL MODEL  Biological factors  Psychological factors  Sociocultural context  Diathesis-Stress approach  Diathesis – risk  Stress – stressful situation triggers that risk o DSM-IV-TR  Five Axes  Axis I. Clinical Syndromes  Axis II: Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation  Axis III: Medical conditions that may contribute to mental health  Axis IV: Psychosocial and environmental problems  Axis V: Global functioning  Clinical Syndromes (Axis I)  Disorders usually diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence  Delirium, dementia and other cognitive disorders  Substance related disorders  Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders  Mood (effective)
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