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

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Chapter 3: Risk and Prevention of Mental Disorders


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Psych 2510 - Survey of Abnormal Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 2510 1st Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I Diathesis II Epidemiology III Factors Outline of Current Lecture IV Resilience V Prevention VI Defining Abnormal Behavior and Mental Disorder VII Classifying Abnormal Behavior and Mental Disorder VIII Assessing Abnormal Behavior and Mental Disorder Current Lecture I Resilience A Refers to the ability to withstand and rise above extreme adversity and may protect people from developing mental disorder B In the video showed a man with a traumatic childhood is able to pull his life together to become a doctor at age 28 with the help of a mentor II Prevention A Prevention refers to thwarting the development of later problems and guides many mental health programs a Use risk and protective factors to identify people who may need help before major problems develop i Reduce risk factors 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 ii Enhance protective factors b Some ways to prevent child maltreatment are shown here c Prevention treatment maintenance B Prevention can be viewed along a continuum with treatment and maintenance a Primary prevention refers to providing intervention to people with no signs of a particular disorder b Secondary prevention refers to addressing manageable problems before they become more resistant to treatment c Tertiary prevention refers to reducing the duration and negative effects of a mental disorder after its onset C Examples of prevention programs a Prevention programs created at universities to prevent excessive use of alcohol use primary universal methods targeting incoming freshmen for example b Signs of Suicide is a prevention program that educates students about how to recognize the signs of suicide in their peers as well as themselves III Defining Abnormal Behavior and Mental Disorder A Mental health professionals often focus on dimensions and categories to define abnormal



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