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Abnormal Psych Week 1

by: Baylee Jacobs

Abnormal Psych Week 1 PSY 212

Baylee Jacobs
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Abnormal Psychology
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Abnormal Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Baylee Jacobs on Monday January 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 212 at Tri-County Technical College taught by Dr. Whitten in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at Tri-County Technical College.


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Date Created: 01/25/16
Chapter 1 Abnormal Psychology Past amp Present Abnormal Psych Week 1 What is quotnormalquot DSM uses the Four D s to tell what is a disorder 0 Deviance different extreme unusual bizarre Distress unpleasant amp upsetting to the person 0 Dysfunction interfering with everyday life 0 Danger risk of harm Deviance 0 From what 0 Examples of deviations that aren t psychologically abnormal o How should you feel after a plane crashed or a friend died Distress Behavior ideas or emotions have to cause distress 0 Not always the case Dysfunction o Interfering with ability to conduct daily activities in a constructive way Danger 0 Risk or harm 0 To self or others 0 Consistently careless hostile or confused behaviors The Elusive Nature of Abnormality Society de nes judges Can t always apply de nition consistently What is Treatment TX Still disagreements confusion re 0 Goals 0 What is success 0 Failure 0 Curing Teaching 0 quotPatientsquotil or Clients having difficulty It is agreed that therapy is often needed amp helps Ancient Views amp Treatments 0 Trephination drilling a hole to release evil spirits o Ancient societies probably saw abnormal behavior as related to evil spirits Greek amp Roman Views 500 BC to 500 AD Hippocrates illnesses had natural causes 0 Imbalance of the 4 humors 393 Yellow oz Blood 393 Black 393 Phlegm 0 Treatment quotrebalancequot diet exercise celibacy Europe in Middle Ages Demonology 5001350 AD Church rejected science controlled education 0 Once again good amp evil 0 Some earlier demonological treatment reemerged Renaissance amp Rise of Asylums 14001700 AD care of people with mental disorders DO s intentions good 0 overcrowding became virtual prisons Bedlam London The 19th Centurv Reform amp Moral Treatment 1800 improved again pushed for moral humane 0 Benjamin Rush Father of American Psychiatry 0 Dorothea Dix Boston teacher Respect work talk amp read to them Money and staff shortages Recovery rates Lack of more effective treatment for severely Prejudice Early 1900 s moral treatment movement had ground to a halt


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