Mizzou PSYCH 2510 - Chapter 3: Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders (4 pages)

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Chapter 3: Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Psych 2510 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 2510 1nd Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Cognitive Behavioral Model II Sociocultural Model III Diathesis stress model IV Reciprocal gene environment model V Field of neuroscience VI Sigmund Freud Outline of Current Lecture VII Diathesis VIII Epidemiology IX Factors Current Lecture I Diathesis A A biological or psychological predisposition to disorder B Diatheses are often genetic or biological but some diatheses are psychological a Psychological predispositions such as impulsivity increase vulnerability to disorders like alcohol abuse or depression b The presence of stressors as well as a predisposition can produce psychological problems c Diathesis can influence a persons perception of stress depression cog and our choice of experiences and life course shy d Risk factors the potential is there for everyone dimensional in nature 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 e Graph shows highest correlation between high level of stress Independent Variable and high impulsive predisposition IV and alcohol abuse DV C A diathesis stress model integrates theoretical perspectives of mental disorder and provides information about etiology cause treatment and prevention II Epidemiology A The study of patterns of disease or disorder in the general population B Incidence refers to number of new cases of a mental disorder within a specific time period a Development of new cases C Prevalence refers to all cases present during a specific time period new OR existing a Prevalence rates will always be higher than incidence rates b Know difference between incidence and prevalence for test D Lifetime prevalence refers to proportion of those who have had a certain mental disorder at any time in their life up to the point they were assessed E About half of American adults have had a diagnosable mental disorder though many are not in treatment or have mild



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