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23 Cards in this Set

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the clustering of certain traits, beahviors, or disorders within a given family. family aggregation may arise because of genetic of environmental
family aggregation
often used in studies examining drug treament effects, a condition where neither the subject nor the experimenter has knowledge about what specific experimental condition (or drug) the subject is receiving
double-blind study
an inert pill or otherwise neutral intervention that produces desirable therapeutic effects because of the subject's expectations that it will be beneficial
a formalized naming system
negative bleeding
the tendency to jump to conclusions (often negative) about what a person is like based on beliefs about that group that exist (often incorrectl) in the culure (French people are rude, homosexuals have good taste in clothes, mental patients are dangerousO
assigning a person to a particular diagnostic category, such as schizophrenia
maladaptive behavior detrimental to an individual and/or a group
abnormal behavior
occurence of two or more identified disorders in the same psychologically disordered individual
patient's subjective description of a physicalor mental disorder
objective observations that suggest to a diagnostician a patients physical or mental disorder
term used to describe a disorder of sudden onset, usually with intense symptoms
term used to describe a long standing or frequently recurring disorder, often with progressing seriousness
disorder low in severity
disorder intermediate in severity
disorder of a high degree of seriousness
term used to describe a disorder that tends to abate and recur
term used to describe a disorder pattern that tends to come and go
branches of psychology and psychiatry dealing with legal problems related to mental disorders and the legal rights and protection of mental patients and memebers of society at large
forensic psychology/forensic psychiatry
Ruling by a California court (1974) that a therapist has a duty to warn a prospective victim of an explicit threat expressed by a client in therapy
tarasoff decision
the "not guilty by reason of insanity" please used as a legal defense in ciminal trials
insanity defense
The Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Plea, or NGRI, is a legal defense a defendant might use to claim that he or she was not guilty of a crime because of instanity
NGRI plea
plea andp ossible verdict that would provide an alternative to pleading not guilty by reason of instanity and would allow for placing a defendant in a treatment facility rather than in a prison
guilty but mentally ill (GBMI)