Psychological Disorders

By: Cameron O'Connor

What is a Psychological Disorder?

A disorder of the mind involving thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that cause either self or others significant distress.

What are the 3 D’s of abnormal psychology?

  • Deviant
  • Dysfunctional
  • Distress
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What is DSM?

  • DSM stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders.
  • It is the manual published by the American Psychiatric Association which lists all classifications of mental disorders.
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What are the most important changes from the DSM IV to the DSM V?

  • The DSM-V communication disorders include language disorder, speech sound disorder, and childhood-onset fluency disorder.
  • Mental retardation was used in DSM-IV. Intellectual disability is the term that has come into common use over the past two decades among medical, educational, and other professionals, and by the lay public and advocacy groups.

Who is David Rosenhan's?

Was an American psychologist. He is best known for the Rosenhan experiment, a study challenging the validity of psychiatry diagnoses. (Defining symptoms of each mental illness.)
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Robbin Williams

He quit using alcohol and drugs in 1982 after the birth of his first son; but in 2003 he admitted to feeling "alone and afraid." It had a great impact on his life he brought so much joy to other people but was so afraid inside which eventually lead to him committing suicide on August 11, 2014. He kept his depression mostly a secrete, he also did not take any medication. Theres hundreds on other actors and athletes that struggle with depression including Buzz Aldrin, ASAP Rocky, Terry Bradshaw and Wayne Brady.
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