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Adaption and Organization april 3.docx

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University of Toronto St. George
Dan Dolderman

Adaption and Organization April 3 20120403 Piaget says that adaptation affects accommodation and assimilation which affect organizationAccomodation Modify schemas to fit new experiencesAssimilation modify experience to fit current schemasAssimilation and accommodation are a dynamic learning process that Piagetrelated to babies Babies dont have a whole structure and schemas and reality is just telling them everything This si their initial way of learning about the world Kids put everything in their mouth Assimilation is using their current schema to learn about the world Accomodation sometimes for the kid everything doenst make sense that way that forces you to accommodate and alter your belief systemPiaget noted that these processes interact over the course of our life resulting in an increasing complex sophisticated and generally functional view of the worldPsychopathology The prcess of diagnosing a person is not fixed There are no specific methods We have people working in the mental health industry who have rela people coming in to talk to them with all ther complexity with the professionals having to make judgements A persons own judgements perceptions and experiences from their past will affect the kid of diagnosis the doctor will make The relationship between therapist and patient is very very importantThe rates of multiple personality disorder have increased drastically in the past few decades Is it because we are over diagnosing it or underWhats the diff between depression nd feeling blue whats the diff between anxiety and being worried Where do you draw the line Problem is there is no line u can draw that is specific 3 key symptoms of ADHDInattention DistractibilityForgetfullnessdisorganizationHyperactivity Fidgetingrestlessness and inability to remain seatedImpulsivity Difficulty taking turns interruptingHow diff is this from the average kidWhere is the line between normal nd abnormalSelf fulfilling prophecy of labels a label becomes a top down structure You see yourself as that label It would affect how you treat them or see them and expectations based on them If labels are applied inappropriately then those labels function inaffectivelyIn a study done on labelling someone was labelled schizophrenic Once they have that label think of how we would see them or they would see themselves They got 8 normal people They went to the doc and said that they hear voices such as empty hollow and thud Red flags go on in the docs mind They were all admitted to a mental hospital 7 diagnosed with schizophrenia How do they get out Do they say im a part of the experiement Im normal im playing you guys It took them 1 week to 2 months to convince docs that they are not schizophrenic and during that time they were prescribed 2100 pills However they didnt take it They reported that the other patients knew that they didnt have schizophrenia but the docs didnt They reported how their views of the medical professionals changed Docs dont acknowledge their questions thinking they are not normal and a patient even though they were completely normal questionsAll things that the patients did which were normal in a natural setting were seen as symptoms or syndromes just because they were now patients Evaluating Psychopathology 3 macro criteria Is it deviant Is it maladaptive interfering with other things and personal distressMental disorders are quite common but estimates vary quite a bit Somewhere around 10 of the population suffers from a disorders Aboutend up having a mental disorder We should see disorders as multiple levels of analysis Neurochemically behavioural environmental interpersonal etcTypically people do not look at these levels when analysing patients They focus on their specific field and apply their diagnosis on the patient We greatly overlook the physiological and environmental factor Disorders are not as simple and also there are many treatment options available Depression Cognitive factors The cognitive system is the STILL the main factor in depression Example Negative attribution style blaming oneself excessively for negative outcomes Assuming that one cannot change stable attribution Catatrophizing and over generalizingThe result is a sense of hopelessness and inability to make positive changes in ones lifeConclusions Disorders are common affect most of us Extension of normal Even if you dont have a disorder you still have certain characteristics but the degree variesNo solid line between normal and abnormal one can get insight to themselves and others through understanding disordersTreatment we have come a long way in some waysThe history of treatment for mnetal illness was nasty and scary Now we know that disorders have multiple factors and are usually treated through multiple approaches talk Therapy can work for certain patientce for certain issues and the relationship between the therapist and patient is the MOST impoImportance of expressing oneself and feelings are very important in therapy A study involved undergrads writing their certain traumas for 15 mins 4 times a weekThis process is very therapeutic and last Over the course their scattered stories become into a coherent story whic gives empowerment and stabalizing to the process Drugs People wthat are diagnosed with schizophrenia fare worse in NA than in developing countries They have more access to drugs but less access to community and environmental supportSchizophreniapatientce who experience high EE bad family support tend to relapse much more compared to patients with low EE Drugs do make a diff but fam interaction makes a huge diff too If a patient is on meds only there was a 40 relapse Medication and social skills and family theraphy resulted in a 0 relapseCognitive Therapy approach Sees disorders rooted in dysfunctional HABITS of thoughtsCombination of cognitive and behaviouralWhat to conclude from the course Insight to who we are A dynamic process of communication within our own minds A creative moment of interpretation as reality sensations crash into waves of expereimece driven neural patterns
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