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PSYC 3140
Joel Goldberg

Chapter 1 – Abnormal Psych - Abnormal behaviour – characteristics such as, statistical infrequency, violation of norms, personal distress, disability or dysfunction and unexpectedness o Statistical does very little in terms of psychology o Norms vary depending on where you’re from o Unexpected id when an anxiety strikes totally unexpectedly  Someone may be well off, but worries about wealth all of a sudden - Demonology – evil being is possessing one’s mind and body - Somatogenesis – the notion that something is wrong with the soma, physical body o Disturbs actions and though - Psychogenesis, in contrast, is the belief that disturbance has psychological origins - Hippocrates classified mental disorder into three categories: mania, melancholia, and phrenitis (brain fever) o Physiology: mental health dependent on: blood, black bile, yellow bile and phlegm  Depending on what you have determines your disorder • Too much black bile – melancholia o Yellow – irritability and anxiousness o Blood – changeable temperament - 13 century , people become obsessed with witchcraft o Created a manual called, Malleus Maleficarum  Guide with hunts  Those accused of witchcraft were to be tortured  Those convicted were to be imprisoned for life o Mentally ill were considered witches - Asylums became a confinement for the mentally ill - Phillipe Pinel was the first to treat patients as mentally ill and not so much as BEASTS o These patients became much easier to handle and cure - Moral treatment with patients began in US hospitals – o Close contact with attendants who read and talked to them - Drugs were used to treat patients in mental hospitals o Alcohol, cannabis, opium - Development of institutions for mentally disorder in Canada could be characterize by: o Advent of asylums, separating them from criminals o Process was segregated from the wider community Text 1.2 : Mental hospitals in Canada: twentieth century versus today - Very crowded - Treatment became unavailable because of so many patients
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