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the source of psychiatric illness

the brain

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how to know if it's pathologic?

symptoms cause functional impairment

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dx of psych disorders: psychiatric interview

current sx
past psychiatric history/PMH in general
developmental history
meds/substances
stressors and supports

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dx of psych disorders: mental status exam

assessment of mental status
rating scales for quantification of sx

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dx of psych disorders: ddx

primary psych dx
due to general medical condition
substance-induced (cocaine/alcohol w/d looks like depression)

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dx of psych disorders: biopsychosocial formulation

biological factors
psychological factors
psycho-social factors
DSM diagnoses

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biopsychosocial formulation

biological factors
psychosocial
social/cultural

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biological factors

genetics
in utero (neurodevelopmental; schizo)
temperament
head trauma
use of drugs/alcohol
cerebrovascular disease
neurodegeneration

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psychological factors
"view of the world"

childhood development
personality traits
coping style
defense mechanisms
self-image & identity
psychological trauma
relationships w others

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social/cultural factors

current stressors
support systems (suicide)
spiritual beliefs
cultural influences

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mental status exam

appearance
behavior
conversation (speech)
demeanor (mood)
effect (affect)
fought processes (thought)
guts of thought (contents)
hognition (cognition)
insight
judgment

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lots of pauses in speech

latency

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def: subjective experience of emotion

mood
(sad, mad, glad, scared)

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def: inability to express an emotional state

alexithymia