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Psychological Disorders- Psych 202 Final Exam


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29
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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Psych 202 - Introduction to Psychology
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Psychological Disorders 04 16 2014 48 an underestimate of population will have a psychological disorder sometime in their life 25 a year see below We tend to think about groups statistics not real people which we should be Younger adults and children are showing higher rates than 48 would suggest What is a psychological disorder Barron Thought and behavior that are maladaptive and cause problems in individuals daily functioning Cause them distress Abnormal deviates from norm lefties PhD s Maladaptive behavior is disruptive better explanation than abnormal But not everyone w disorder meets that criteria Personal Distress Nothing fun Don t WANT it Combination of three factors make up a good definition of psychological disorders Subjective aspects here 1 Year prevalence Rates 26 2 of adults suffer from a diagnosable disorder each year Many people suffer and go untreatable or as a part of uncollected data 21 of Children suffer from a diagnosable disorder each year Comorbidity is more than one disorder at the same time common Explaining Psychological Disorders CLICKER QUESTION Why do people develop psychological disorders Chemical imbalances environmental factors genetics early childhood experiences distorted thought processes They all interact together Biological Approach Abnormal behavior results from physical dysfunction See s it as illness o Chemical imbalances o Over Under activation distorted thoughts o Genetics Psychological Explanations Result of past and present life experiences o Psychodynamic intrapsychic conflict freud ig superego ego o Behavioral abnormal behavior is learned o Cognitive distorted thinking Ppl w depression feel hopeless they can t succeed that thinking leads to depression Sociocultural Explanations Disorders occur within the context of society o There s a contribution of society and culture into development of disorders Never saw them in western culture until recently EX Eating Disorders Society influences it America s high standards



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