Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reuptake, Dysthymia

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What is Psychological Health?
IT IS NOT / CANNOT BE:
"Psychological ³normality´
Normal = close to average
- If ppl seem ³normal´, doesn¶t mean that they have no mental
illnesses or they cant get mentally ill.
Psychosocial diversity is valuable "
"Determined on the basis of symptoms of emotions
#E.g., anxiety, sadness
"Determined from the way ppl look
IT IS:
"The absence of mental sickness
Eg: if someone doesn¶t have a clinical disorder, doesn¶t mean that
they are psychologically healthy.
#Negative definition
#Narrow
"The presence of mental illness
#Positive definition
#Broad
- we like this definition b/c it¶s a positive definition
- Also, psychological illnesses are very broad
"Fulfillment of ___________________________
#Maslow¶s Hierarchy of Needs
Described an ideal of mental health
  "Studied individuals who lived ³full´ lives
  "Advanced a hierarchy of needs in order of urgency
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"#i 
"When urgent needs are satisfied, less urgent needs take less
priosity.
- Studies show that many creative ppl go through psychological
illnesses.
- what actually is the fact that, we just see famous ppl on TV
publizing these mental problems. In actuality, mental illnesses are
just prevelant.
"Those who make it to the top of the needs
hierarchy achieve
"Self-actualized individuals = psychologically healthy indi.
"Characterized by several specific qualities:
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Can We Reach ?
"An ideal to strive for
"Cannot redo the past (e.g., childhood, past experiences, etc.)
"Must concentrate on
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Characteristics of a psychologically Healthy Individual
1) Feel comfortable about themselves; experience the full range of
humanemotions but are not overcome by them
2) Interact with others; are able to give and receive love; have
satisfying relationships
3) Able to meet the demands of life; respond appropriately to
problems, accept responsibility, establish realistic goals
4) Striking a balance in all aspects of your life sometimes you are
out of balance, but what matters is how we handle it.
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X) Important! Resilience""""the ability to recapture a sense of
psychological wellness within a reasonable time after encountering a
difficult situation
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Self ±Esteem (SE)
Critical component of psychological wellness
  "SE may offset self-destructuve behaviors(e.g.,
unhealthy µfad¶ diets)
Eg: if a obese person has a high level of self-esteem, it it less like;y
to use fad diest to loose weight, which can inturn harm their health.
  "SE means finding a balance between your idealized
self and where you are now.
  "Foundations of SE can be traced to childhood
  "People are eventually responsiblefor enhancing their
own self-esteem.
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Works with SE to ensure psychological health
"Exists when a person consistently shows 3 important traits:
1)A high level of commitment to something or someone
2) A sense of a sense of control
3) Welcome challenge
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Psychological disorders
Many people have a less than optimal level of
psychological health
  "Most of us will either have emotional problems
ourselves or know someone who is experiencing them
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