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Psychological Disorders: Definition & Classification

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Psychological Disorders 0:11
    • World Health Organization Reports That Worldwide 450 Million People Suffer from a Psychological Disorder
    • Feel the Pain
    • 'To Study the Abnormal is the Best Way of Understanding the Normal'
    • Defining Psychological Disorders
    • Deviant
    • Distressful
    • Dysfunctional
  • Major Categories of Disorders 5:32
    • Mood Disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Somatoform Disorders
    • Dissociative Disorders
    • Personality Disorders
  • Medical Model 7:38
    • Strange Behavior Was Often Attributed to Evil Spirits
    • Severe Stress, Inhumane Conditions, and Disease Are Underlying Causes of Many Odd Behaviors
    • Asylums Gave Rise to Medical Model
  • Biopsychosocial Model 9:36
    • Medical Model Looks for Physical Causes of Mental Disorders and Attempts to Cure the Person Through Treatment
    • Psychologists Believe the Medical Model to Be Incomplete
    • Biopsychosocial Model
  • Classification of Disorders 11:15
    • Classification
    • Diagnostic Classification
    • Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • DSM-V 14:01
    • DSM-I
    • Proponents
    • Critics
    • Many Studies Have Shown That Biased Perceptions Elecity the Very Behavior Expected
    • Famous Study
  • Effects of Labeling 18:16
    • Labeling Someone
    • Refusing to Seek Treatment Due to the Stigma of Having a 'Psychological Issue'
    • Individuals Labeled with a Mental Disorder Are Often Portrayed as Dangerous
  • Prevalence of Psychological Disorders 19:15
    • 26% of American Adults
    • Highest Rate
    • Lowest Rate
    • Rates of Serious Psychological Disorders is Doubled in Areas Below the Poverty Line
  • Psychological Disorders 21:37