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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1030H
Professor
Elizabeth Nisbet
Semester
Winter

Description
Lecture Psychological Disorders Psychological DisordersPublic Health Agency of CanadaoEstimates that 80 of us will be affected by a mental illness or the mental illness of a person very close to usoAbout 20 of the population experiences a mental health issue at some point in lifeAbnormality HistoricOur historic past Western SocietyWitchcraft possession by devildemonsevil spiritsoTreatment via exorcisms rituals and talismansoIn Western civilization sufferers treated as immoral punishment from GodAround the WorldConsiderable variabilityoOften similar issues different explanationoCulturallybound disordersAbnormality The Medical Model thth18 and 19 century movementImproved treatment more sympathy less fearoSymptomsoEtiology causes and historyoPrognosis forecast about progressionoTreatment process to reduceeliminate the diseaseVocal critics of medical modelThomas Szaszodeviation from a social normappropriate social behaviouroA problem in livingoNOT a medical problemWhat is Abnormal1Violation of cultural standardsWoman in love with Golden Gate Bridge
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