PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Emil Kraepelin, Mental Disorder

37 views7 pages
whitegnu126 and 37503 others unlocked
PSYA02H3 Full Course Notes
52
PSYA02H3 Full Course Notes
Verified Note
52 documents

Document Summary

Chapter 17 the nature and causes of mental disorders. To understand, diagnose, and treat psychological disorders, some sort of classification system is needed. The need for a comprehensive classification system of psychological disorders was first recognized by. The term abnormal literally refers to any departure from the norm (e. g. a really tall or really short people, or really smart people like me are considered abnormal). However, the distinction between normal and abnormal behaviour can be very subjective. Psychologists stress that the most important feature of mental disorder is not whether behaviour is abnormal but rather if it"s maladaptive. Mental disorders cause distress or discomfort and interfere with people"s ability to lead satisfying, productive lives. Although the diagnosis of mental disorders should be as objective as possible, it may never be completely free from social and political judgments (i. e. what is thought of as retarded in one culture may be sacred in another).

Get access

Grade+20% off
$8 USD/m$10 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Grade+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
40 Verified Answers
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Class+
Homework Help
Study Guides
Textbook Solutions
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
Booster Class
30 Verified Answers

Related textbook solutions

Related Documents