UW-Milwaukee PSYCH 412 - Theoretical Perspectives on Psychopathology (10 pages)

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Theoretical Perspectives on Psychopathology

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A description of theories that exist in psychopathology.


Lecture number:
2
Pages:
10
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Course:
Psych 412 - Psychopathology
Edition:
1

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PSYCH 412 1ST Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I Overview of Perspectives II Ancient Civilization pre 5th Century BC III Greco Roman Era 5 BC to 5 AD IV Middle Ages and Renaissance 5th 17th Centuries V Age of Enlightenment 18th 19th Centuries VI Modern Thought 20th 21st Century Outline of Current Lecture I Psychological Perspective II Psychodynamic Perspective III Behavioral Models IV Cognitive Perspective Current Lecture I Psychological Perspective a This perspective is based on how the activity in the brain and nervous system our hormones genes etc relate to our behavior and mental processes b This is commonly known as the medical model of psychopathology c There are two different views or explanations for problems within this perspective i Structural Problems 1 This is where there is an abnormality within the structure of the brain that leads to mental problems For this problem doctors study people with certain disorders and look at their brains via MRI and other methods and compare their brains to someone without any mental disorders to see if there were any abnormalities These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute a Example People with schizophrenia have enlarged ventricles in their central brain this could add to the potential or the severity of the said person s schizophrenia 2 These abnormalities can come from many different sources such as a Injury b Complications at birth c Tumors or other medical problems d Stroke e Seizures f Prenatal exposure to toxins g Developmental problems ii Communication Problems 1 Communication problems are generally problems with the chemicals and neurotransmitters within the brain 2 To understand how these communication problems can occur we first have to have an overview of the parts of the brain and how the communicate a Neurons i Neurons are a single cell in the nervous system that carry messages b Cell Body



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