PSY240H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Intellectual Disability, Acculturation

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3 types of information: symptoms and history. An individual"s history of psychological problems is also important in the assessment. Individual"s family history of disorders: physiological and neurophysiological factors. A physical examination should be conducted to determine if the client has any medical conditions that can create psychological symptoms. Many drugs can induce distressing psychological symptoms as side effects during use or withdrawal from the drug. Clinicians often asses their clients" cognitive functioning and intellectual abilities. Differential diagnosis: a determination of which of several possible disorders an individual may have: sociocultural factors. Client"s social environment and cultural background can influence their symptoms and thus need to be assessed. Clinicians often ask about the social resources their clients have available--- e. g. number of friends and family members they are in contact with etc. When working with a culturally diverse clientele is to obtain information on clients" sociocultural background.

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