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PSYB32 Lecture 3

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB32H3
Professor
Konstantine Zakzanis
Semester
Fall

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Abnormal Psychology PSYB32 Lecture 3Chapter 3 Classification and DiagnosisDSM IVlist of symptomsdisorder is namednothing statistic about itProblem with DSM IVno reliability and validityno diagnostic criteriainterrater reliability 2 different doctors may diagnose something that is completely differentDSM IIIimprove reliability by proposing quantity symptom and period of time of diagnosislist of specific symptoms for each disordersymptoms are markermultiaxialProblembased on medical modelsome disorders have lack of markersubjective opinioncategorical model of diagnosisDSM Vdimensional approachsome disorders are classified as abnormal in the past but not the presentex homosexuality due to norm change3 Forces that cause a disorder to disappear1 Generational2 Political3 Simple Awarenessinternet addiction may be in the future DSMLimitation vs PurposeDSM is useful because we can communicate using the same classificationhelp study treatment5 ways to define abnormality1 Personal distress2 Disability dysfunction
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