Nursing 3 Psychology Quizlet
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Psychological Disorder / Abnormal behavior
1. a psychological dysfunction within an individual associated
2. with distress or impairment in functioning
3. and a response that is not typical or culturally expected
An anxiety disorder marked by a persistent, irrational fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation.
Breakdown in cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning
Just having a dysfunction is not enough to meet the criteria for psychological disorder.
for this reason, these problems are often considered to be on a continuum or a dimension rather than to be categories that are present or absent.
not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - contains the current listing of criteria for psychological disorders
describes behavioral, psychological, or biological dysfunctions that are unexpected in their cultural context and associated with present distress and impairment in functioning, or increased risk of suffering, death, pain, or impairment
a typical profile. a pt may have only some features or symptoms of the disorder (minimum number) and still meet criteria for the disorder because his or her set of symptoms is close to the prototype.
the scientific study of psychological disorders
tend to study and treat adjustment and vocational issues encountered by relatively healthy individuals
usually concentrate on more severe psychological disorders
Functions of Mental Health Practitioners
1. Consumers of the science of psychopathology. That is that they keep up with recent developments which benefits their patients.
2. Evaluators of own assessments or treatment procedures to see whether they work.
3. Research. This research attempts to:
a. describe psychological disorders
b. determine causes
why the person came to the clinic
represents the unique combination of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that make up a specific disorder.
refers to both types of problems and disorders that would be found in a clinic or hospital and to be the activities connected with assessment and treatment
how many people in the population as a whole have the disorder
rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
Generally a long-term disorder, such as schizophrenia
disorder that may end after a few months only to reoccur at a later time
The disorder will improve without treatment in a relatively short period
disorder begins suddenly
Development of a disorder that occurs gradually over an extended period (contrast with acute onset).
a prediction of the course of a disease
the study of changes that occur as an individual matures
Study of changes in abnormal behavior that occur over time.
the study of origins, has to do with why a disorder begins and includes biological, psychological and social dimensions
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