Flashcards in Module 47 Deck (14)
The Medical Model
the concept that diseases have physical causes that can be diagnosed, treated, and, in most cases, cured. When applied to psychological disorders, the medical model assumes that these metal illnesses can be diagnosed on the basis of their symptoms and cured through therapy, which may include treatment in a psychiatric hospital.
DSM will classify disorders and describe the symptoms.
DSM will NOT explain causes or possible cures.
persistently harmful thoughts, actions, and feelings.
When behavior is DEVIANT, DISTRESSFUL, DYSFUNCTIONAL
Internal, unconscious drives.
Failure to strive to one's potential or being out of touch with one's feelings.
Reinforcement history, the environment.
Irrational, dysfunctional thoughts of ways of thinking.
Organic problems, biochemical imbalances, genetic predispositions.
a condition in which psychological issues are expressed in bodily symptoms in the absence of any real physical problems
EX: conversion disorders, hypochondriasis, body dysmorphic disorder.
Memory of a part of one's life becomes disconnected from other parts.
EX: Amnesia, dissociative fugue, dissociative identity disorder.
disturbances characterized by a depressed mood, an exaggerated "up" mood, or an alternation between the two.
EX: Dysthymic disorder, Mania, Major Depressive Disorder, Selective Forgetting, Bipolar Disorder.
a group of severe disorders characterized by: disorganized and delusional thinking, disturbed perceptions, inappropriate emotions and actions.
Schizophrenia is most common.