PSY240H1 Lecture Notes - Boogie 2Nite, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Rorschach Test

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Statistical purposes (governments and other agencies, it"s important to have records of how frequent of certain conditions in the population are and changes over time) Must first define a disturbance before understanding the aetiology (like what is depression, and what causes it?) If anxiety follows a stressful event, it would be considered an adjustment disorder. But if longer than that, it would be considered a chronic disorder) Assists in intercommunication within the field aids in research (ex: people classified as bulimic should have similar characteristics, duh) Can be a relief to clients (for some, if they"ve been experiencing problems that didn"t make sense, the fact that there is a possible treatment for it would provide relief, such as with ocd or borderline personality disorder) Classification systems are all somewhat arbitrary (it can be subjective; hard to apply diagnoses with statistics only; and determining severity has ambiguous cut-offs) Classification ignores the continuum between normality and abnormality.

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