Level 3 Unit 12 Understand mental health problems 1. Know the main forms of mental ill health 1.1 Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (dsm/icd) classification system. * Mood disorders: are mental disorders characterised by extreme disturbances in Emotional state. An unstable, emotional condition that can be characterized by cycles of abnormal, persistent high mood and low mood. * Personality disorders: defined by experiences and behaviours that can differ from the social norm.
So these methods produce reliable data that can be checked by other researchers, which is one of the most important features in science. In the natural sciences, it is claimed that scientists values and opinions make no difference to the outcome of their research. However, positivists know that in sociology they are dealing with humans and therefore there is a danger that the researcher may 'contaminate' the research. Positivists thus use quantitative methods which allow maximum objectivity, like experiments, questionnaires and structured interviews. Durkheim chose to study suicide to demonstrate that sociology was a science with its own distinct subject matter.
It will also include an evaluation of their explanation of the theories for the causes of depression and schizophrenia. Depression is a complex mood disorder which is sufficient enough to interfere with normal functioning. Schizophrenia is a chronic (long lasting) brain disorder which affects Intellectual functioning. Depression is closely linked to schizophrenia as the sufferer recognises what is meant by having the illness. This essay will examine the causes of depression and schizophrenia and analyse its findings.
1.1. Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders. Mood disorders: Is the term designating a group of diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV TR) classification system where a disturbance in person's mood is hypothesised to be main underlying feature. Personality mood: are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. Anxiety disorders: Is a feeling of unease, such a worry or fear, that can be mild or severe.
The patient will be assets in personality disturbance, such as cognitive eccentricity, socially, isolative behavior, impulsivity, mood dysregulation, or anxiety-driven patterns of behavior and there they can determine if there is a disorder or not. 2. List the disorders contained in each of the three clusters of personality disorders? The first cluster would be odd behavior and it consists of paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders. The second cluster is dramatic behavior which consists of antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic personality disorders.
Abnormal Psychology Lisa Mac Donald-Clark PSY/410 December 19, 2011 Mark Hurd Abnormal Psychology Abnormal psychology, also known as psychopathology, is the branch of psychology that deals with abnormal behaviors and mental illness (Hansell & Damour, (2008). Although psychopathology is a fascinating field of study it can be equally challenging, covering a broad range of disorders, illnesses, and symptoms. Defining abnormal psychology also poses a challenge. The fundamental concept of abnormal would seem simple in that it would include anything that falls outside of what societies considers normal. Narrowing the group association is essential in defining the behavior as normal or abnormal.
In cultural psychology the mental processes are compared with the society and the individual who has grown up in that society. Comparatively, cross-cultural psychologists systematically research behavior across cultures in different cultural situations (Shiraev & Levy, 2010). Critical Thinking Critical thinking in cross-cultural psychology is important because cross-cultural psychology is about identifying the similarities and differences in individuals and how they function in his or her culture. Critical thinking is about making realistic, valid and reasonable evidence. Critical thinking is described as maintaining an attitude that is open=minded and doubtful (Shiraev & Levy, 2010).
Major Depressive Disorder Abstract This paper is about Major Depressive Disorder. In this paper will be the full description of this mood disorder. It will contain the diagnosis, causes, definition, symptoms, and treatments. Also found in this paper is the differences between certain types of depression. Information on when the depression is serious enough for the person to be hospitalized will also be found in this paper.
For example, one psychologist may use descriptive psychopathology to which will strive to provide answers for symptoms or mental illness. Either way, psychopathology is formally used to study mental illness or the distresses which may be affecting an individual. The issues of the abnormal psychology will assist in the study by the way we would use it in the attempt to capture interest, trigger concerns, and demands our attention. It also brings us to form and ask certain questions pertaining to any study. Psychopathology is not the same as psychopathy, which has to do with antisocial