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12 Cards in this Set

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Emil Kraepelin
-Described the signs, symptoms and course of illness
-Started definitions of disorders but could not cure them
-Believed he had to convert neurotic unhappiness to ordinary unhappiness
-Offered treatment unlike Kraepelin
-wanted to understand unconscious motivation behind disorder
-The Myth of Mental Illness
-Psychiatrists treat problems in living not disorders
-Psychiatry is not part of medicine
-Believed in freedom of choice
David Rosennan
-On Being Sane in Insane Places
-Sent sane ppl to mental hospitals (they had to claim they were hearing voices);These ppl were diagnosed with schizophrenia
-How reliable are diagnoses?
Robert Spitzer
-Head of DSM-III
-Worked to solve reliability problem
-Made clear cut descriptions of the disease
Gertrude Stein
“What is the question?”
Sentimentalism: right and wrong determined by emotions
Something is deemed wrong because of practical reasoning
Jonathan Shay
-Achilles in Vietnam
-Compares Vietnam veterans and characters in the Iliad in terms of PTSD
David Mechanic
-Established difference between illness and disease
-Illness= symptoms
-Disease= obvious physical cause of impairment
Michael Green
-Studied patients whose auditory hallucinations would not go away on medication
-Found that if they hum they can stop the voices
-Most patients did not show any desire to stop the voices by humming
Aaron T. Beck
-when ppl become depressed they have certain cognitive abnormalities
-have to deal with cognitive distortions to help depression