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6 Cards in this Set

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Biopyschosocial Model
Mental status results from biological, psychological and social influences
Biological Influences
Genetics, brain development, illnesses and chemicals
Psychological Influences
Our foundation - describes our upbringing (including relationships and experiences)
Social Influences
There here and now
Meeting Criteria for a Mental Disorder
1) Display at base # of symptoms characteristic of that disorder
2) Exhibit some sort of impairment
5 Axis Diagnostic System
Unique system of recording diagnoses in Psychiatry. Includes:
1) Medical conditions
2) Chronic disorders
3) Major disorders
4) Fxnl impact (1 - 100)
5) Stressors