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What is Pscyhological Disorder?
abnormal behavior pattern that involves a disturbance of psychological functioning or behavior
What is Abnormal Psychology?
the branch of psychology that deals with the description causes and treatment of abnormal behavior pattern
What is the difference between Psychologist and Psychiatrist?
Psychologist focus more in assessment while psychiatrist specialize in diagnosis and treatment.
What are the criteria of determining abnormality?
1. Unusuallness
2. Social Deviance
3. Faulty Perception distress
4. Significant personal distress
5. Maladaptive or self-defeating behavior
6. Dangerousness
What is trephination?
A harsh, prehistoric practive of cutting a hole in a person's skull, possibly in an attempt to release demons.
What are the contributions of Hippocrates
-he believed that the illness of the body and mind were the result of natural causes
-body and mind depend on the balance of humors, or vital fluids in the body
-an imbalance humor accounted for abnormal behavior
-Hippocratic Oath
Why Hippocrates theory is important to the modern medical model?
Because it's break the demonology belief and it foreshadowed the view that abnormal behavior is from underlying biological process.
-He also classified abnormal behavior pattern using three catergories
What is melanchia? phrenitis? mania?
Melanchia- excessive depression
Phrenitis-inflammation of the brain.
Mania-exceptional excitement
What is the contribution of Galen?
discovery the arteries carry blood, not air, as had been formerly believed.
Witches
1484-Pope Innocent VII decreed that withces be executed. Over 100000 were killed.
AXIS I
CLINICAL SYNDROMES
-the pattern of abnormal behavior (mental disorders) that impair functiong and stressful to individual
AXIS II
PERSONALITY DISORDERS AND MENTAL RETARDATION
-Personality disorders enduring and rigigid patterns of maldaptive behavior that typically impair relationships with other and social functioning
AXIS III
GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION
-Chronic and acute illnesses and medical conditions that are important for treatment of the disorder.
AXIS IV
PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
-the psychosocial and environmental problems affect the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
AXIS V
GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING
- using scale to rates the clients current level of psychological, social, and occurpational functioning.