Stigma and prejudice
Definitions of normality and disorder
Imbalance of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin
Abnormality within the brain
published in 1952
revised five times
Decreased self esteem
-Dysthymia involves a loss of contact with reality; depression does not.
-Dysthymia is unrelated to depression.
-Dysthymia is more severe than depression.
-Dysthymia is less severe than depression.
*sensory perceptions in the absence of any external stimulus
*false beliefs that are held strongly, despite evidence that they are false
-behaving in a inappropriate, strange, or silly way
ex; social withdrawal, poor hygiene and grooming, poor problem-solving abilities, and a distorted sense of time, tendency toward incoherent language; flat effect,
-little or no display of emotion
stress can bring about more severe symptoms in people with schizophrenia
stress can bring about the first signs of symptoms in people with schizophrenia
-the characterized by dramatic or erratic behavior ones,
-those characterized by anxious or inhibited behavior.
Axis II – personality.
Axis III – any medical issues that impact upon psychological functioning.
Axis IV – the environmental factors that impact the psychological functioning.
Axis V – the level of overall functioning given the psychological disorder.