PSYCH 111 Lecture 14: Lecture 14: Psychopathology

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5 Jul 2016
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Any behavior or emotional state that causes distress or suffering, is maladaptive and disturbs relationships and the greater community. Whether or not a person is in control of behavior and aware of the consequences of his/her actions. Standard reference book for all disorders most recently replaced by the dsm 5. Descriptive and provides a set criteria for diagnosis. Many of the symptoms are based on subjective not objective measures. Diagnostic categories take a developmental/lifespan approach beginning with disorders that appear in infancy/childhood though those most likely to occur in adulthood. Autism spectrum disorder replaced different categories, including pervasive. Bipolar disorder considered its own category instead of in the mood disorders. Ocd ( including hoarding ) and ptsd are no longer considered anxiety disorders although anxiety is part of the symptom picture. Bereavement can be included as a stressor for major depressive disorder. Types of schizophrenia are removed from the dsm 5. Restrictive repertoire of activities or interests, repetitive behaviors.

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