PHL271H1 Lecture Notes - American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, Neprilysin

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INTRO TO COURSE
Tips for writing assignments
Use newer sources for better marks (3-4 years)
Try to use outside references other than the ones given with
assignment
3-4 pages
Discuss the issue and make sure to use all the sources given with the
assignment (plus more of my own)
Right now we are using DSM-IV-TR for diagnostics, DSM-V is coming
out this year. DSM-IV-TR is the newest version being used in NA right
now, published by the American Psychiatric Association (different from
the American Psychological Association- APA). The rest of the world
uses I
CD-10 for diagnostics. DSM-V is coming out because we needed a
diagnostic manual that is compatible with ICD-10.
The most common difference between psychologists and psychiatrists
is the ability to prescribe meds. Psychiatrists are able to prescribe
meds because they went to medical school. Psychologists cannot
prescribe meds because they went to graduate school.
There is a high co-morbidity with anxiety disorders and mood
disorders
Co-morbidity means pathologies that occur together
All material up to week 4 will be testable on the midterm, midterm will
be February 15th **
Behaviour: things that you do
Aggression, studying, memorizing
Personality disorders are treatable, but do not go away
LECTURE
What is abnormal behaviour?
Easy to recognize, but difficult to define
Psychopathology
#1. So the DSM uses statistical criteria to determine whether a
behaviour is abnormal such as:
Deviating from the norms (mean) on the normal curve
Frequency of behaviour
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