Review Test 2: Wednesday/Thursday 5-6pm
Final:April 12 th
Hard to distinguish Normal/Abnormal, line is blurry, vague, thin
Best you can do is to assess someone, but no method is perfect.
You need to take cultural context into account.
You need to see whether this behavior is adaptive or not
The symptoms of the disorder must interfere with at least one aspect of the person’s life
Normal depression or
Normal alcohol or alcoholism
Normal anxiety or
Normal hyperactive or
The line of disorder is changing:
They used to decide that during the civil war southern slavers’running to north was
Gender identity disorder is no longer perceived as disorder
Lunacy: originally people thought mental disorder came from the moon
MM: mental illness can happen to everyone, so hospital treat mental patient better,
because they are just normal people rather than crazy ones TMM: illness is purely biological, they treat mental illness as physical illness caused by
B&D-SM: not just biological/environmental factors but take as many factors as possible
One example of B&D-SM
Axis 1: Most disorders we cover today fall into this category
Axis 2: more chronic, relatively hard to change
Assessment: interview; self-report; observation
To get as much as info about this person
? E-BA: we base on evidence rather than
Comorbidity: a person tend to have several disorder together rather a single one
P: also base on evidence, do research before you treat someone, not you think it is good
then it is good
Traditional model: therapist was seen as an authority
Biopsychosocial model: more interaction, relationship between patient and practitioner is
All P/FA/DAare toward to the same goal: Insight
C-CT: let patient think this is a safe places to say.
Particularly useful in treating depression Restructuring: let the patient think in a more adaptive way.
+++Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT):
Lots of side effect forA-AD, that’s why it is short term treatment.
A: they let more serotonin in synapse.
Social Phobia: afraid of being evaluated negatively by others
A: fear of closed space where escape is difficult, usually related to Panic disorder
GAD: a guy always