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Chapter 30

PSYC 241 Chapter 30: Chapter 30 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-241
Professor
Green
Chapter
30

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Abnormal psychology
CLASSIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF MENTAL DISORDERS
What is ‘abnormal’?
The causes of mental disorders
The psychodynamic perspective
The medical perspective
The cognitive behavioural perspective
The humanistic and sociocultural perspective
The diathesis-stress approach
Classification of disorders
DSM-IV TVR classification
How valid and reliable is the DSM?
The need for classification
Lay knowledge of mental illness
Mental illness – An international perspective
THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS
The evolution of interventions
How violent are the mentally ill?
The development of modern treatment
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