Class Notes (811,468)
Canada (494,754)
Psychology (7,646)
PSYA02H3 (940)
John Bassili (120)

Chapter 17 Lecture 1- lecture 27, class and lecture notes

4 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto Scarborough
John Bassili

Lecture 27 Chapter 17- The Nature and Causes of Mental Disorders o Documenting various disorders o Abnormal psyc o Classifying Mental Disorders o There is a wide variety of psychological disorders. Classifying them is a prerequisite to organized diagnosis and treatment o The American psychiatric associations diagnostic and statistical manual IV (DSM- IV)- TR (text revision) is the most commonly used classification scheme Used to classify mental illnesses o DSM-IV contains 5 axes that are described in the textbook. We are going to focus on disorders contained in Axis I and II o DSM- 4- presently very active research on the system o Contribute to the update o A simpler Classification o 5 axes 1+ 2 are mental disorders 2- subset of disorders Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) overall rating of a persons mentalphysical health due to mental disorders Axes I psychological disorders that require clinical attention (alcohol dependence) Axes II personality disorders (anti-social personality disorder) Axes III physical disorders (alcoholic cirrhosis) Axes IV Severity of stress (divorce, loss of job) Axes V overall level of psychological, social, or occupational functioning (GAF = 30; very serious impairment of functioning) o A less technical way of classifying mental disorders is in terms: o Common way of unscientific classification Neurosis: Excessive irrational emotionality without loss of contact with reality Anxiety Phobia Obsession Depression Psychosis: severe disturbance of thought and emotion with loss of contact with reality (schizophrenia) Hallucination Paranoia
More Less

Related notes for PSYA02H3

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.