Abnormal Psychology

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criteria for psychological disorders
abnormality, maladaptiveness, personal distress
qualitative abnormality
behavior deviates from cultural norm
quantitative abnormality
behavior deviates from statistical average
maladaptiveness
behavior seriously disrupts social/vocational life
personal distress
subjective feelings that accompany the disorder
DSM Axis I
clinical disorders
DSM Axis II
mental retardation and personality disorders
DSM Axis III
general medical conditions
DSM Axis IV
psychosocial and environmental problems
DSM Axis V
global assessment of functioning (1 to 100)
orientations to disorders
biopsychological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, cognitive-behaviorist, humanistic, social relations model, diathesis stress theory
behavioral
environment and reinforcement schedule of environment
cognitive
how you organize thoughts about world around you
humanistic
disorders come out of inability to grow as an individual
social relations model
immediate social network, disorders come from family dynamics gone awry
diathesis stress theory
we all have some genetic predisposition to psychological disorders
Categories: Abnormal Psychology