Psychology 2030A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: American Psychiatric Association, Doctor Of Psychology, Tension Headache

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What is a psychological disorder: psychological dysfunction within an individual associated with distress or impairment in functioning and a response that is not typical or culturally expected. Psychological dysfunction: refers to a breakdown in cognitive, emotional, or behavioural functioning, knowing where to draw the line between normal and abnormal dysfunction is often difficult, for this reason, these problems are often considered to exist on a. Continuum or as a dimension, rather than as categories that are either present of absent: reason just having a dysfunction is not enough to meet the criteria for a psychological disorder. Personal distress: that the disorder or behaviour must be associated with distress adds an important component and seems clear, criterion is satisfied if the individual is extremely upset oex. Jody distressed & suffered from phobia: normal to be distressed i. e. someone close to you dies, impairment concept is useful ex.

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