Abnormal Lecture 6
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Inception of the disease
•Divided into neurosis and psychosis
•Can help a lot
•But you lose the identity that you had without medication
•Is sometimes embedded into the person—you start to question yourself
•Cognitive and behavior therapies
oBeck’s cognitive therapy
Arbitrary inference—overanalyzing things
Selective abstraction—conclusion drawn based on only one of many
elements of the situation. It’s the element you chose to focus on.
Magnification and minimization—when we exaggerate our
performances in a certain direction. (focusing on the end result but not
the process to get there)
oLuc talked about negative schematics and how they affect our personality and
later build up and show themselves when certain situations that come up—
manifests itself in depression.
oTo a depressed person depression is not really a construct—it is very real and
physical. However, in academics we think about depression in the abstract.
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