Abnormal Psychology & Disorders
By: Sami Kottman
The 3 D's of Abnormal Psychology
- Deviant: behavior is different, extreme, unusual, or bizarre.
- Distress: refers to the upsetting or unpleasant behavior of an individual
- Dysfunctional : or disruptive, and can turn into danger where one hurts themselves
What is the DSM?
What are the important changes from the DSM IV to the DSM V?
- Changes to the introduction
- Changes to the self assessment section
- Changes in how diseases are categorized
- Changes to specific disorders: Autism, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and other disorders.
Who is David Rosenhan's?
He wrote a paper called "Being Sane in Insane Places."- about psychiatric facilities themselves. He sent people into the facility claiming to be mentally ill, and then to act normal once admitted.
He figured that they recognized mental illness as an irreversible condition, like a personality, inside of a curable illness.
Basically concluded, the way people are diagnosed is odd.
Now entering the case study.....
How and when was she diagnosed?
How has it affected her life?
She knows recovery takes time and patience, and it is different for everyone, but she believes that recovery is very possible.
Medication and Recovery
She also is sure to check in with people around her and being honest about her feelings.
Books and Films involving Bipolar Disorder
- A Fine Madness (movie)
- Mad Love (movie)
- Silver Linings Playbook (movie)
- Next To Normal (musical)
- Misery (movie)
- The Hours (movie)
- The Unquiet Mind (book)
- Madness (book)
- Welcome to the Jungle (book)
Other Famous People with Bipolar Disorder
- Jim Carrey
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Ben Stiller
- Tracy Ullman
- Robin Williams
- Tim Burton
- Vincent Van Gogh
- Buzz Aldrin
- Jimi Hendrix
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Mark Twain