Class Notes (836,128)
United States (324,350)
Psychology (402)
PSYC 100 (155)
E Kim (5)
Lecture 15

PSYC 100 Lecture 15: 15. Psychological Disorders

5 Pages
92 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
E Kim
Semester
Fall

Description
15. Psychological Disorders 2016 11 8 2:31 Comorbidity Having more than one diagnosis at once Mental Disorder Statistical rarity o Fear of aliens reading your thoughts? Fear of spiders? Subjective distress o Most disorders include distress, but not all do (Mania) Impairment in daily life Societal disapproval o Homosexuality, Rudeness, etc. Biological dysfunction o Breakdowns or failures of physiological systems History of Mental Illness Demonic o Possessions and exorcism o Abnormal behavior due to possession by gods or demons o Witches are insane Medical o Mental disorders are physical problems that require medical treatment Bloodletting o Involuntary commitment Modern o 1950s: Thorazine Medication (helps with some disorders) o Deinstitutionalized Release patients, close hospitals DSM5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) List of diagnostic criteria Criticisms 1. Comorbidity: > 1 diagnosis 2. Categorical vs. Dimension a. Categorical Yes or no b. Dimensional How much? 3. Politics Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Apprehension, tension, physical arousal Anxiety Disorder
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit