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Psychology chapter 14 1-10

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Abnormal behavior
Patterns of emotion, thought, and action considered pathological (diseased or disordered) for one or more of four reasons: statistical infrequency, disability or dysfunction, personal, distress, or violation of norms
DSM - Disnostic and Statistical Manual of Metal Disorders
Classification system developed by the American Pscyiatric Association used to describe abnormal behaviors; the "IV-TR" indicates it is the text revision (TR) of the fourth major revision (IV)
Insanity
Legal term applied when people cannot be held responsible for their actions, or are judged incompetent to manage their own affairs, because of mental illness
Medical model
Perspective that assumes diseases (including mental illness) have physical causes that can be diagnoised, treated, and possibly cured
Neurosis
Outmoded term for disorders characterized by unrealistic anxiety and other associated problems; less severe disruptions than in psychosis
Psychiatry
Branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders
Psychosis
Serious mental disorders characterized by extreme mental disruption and defective or lost contact with reality
Anxiety disorder
Overwhelming apprehension and fear accompanied by autonomic nervous system (ANS) arousal
Generalized anxiety disorder
Persistent, uncontrollable, and free-floating nonspecified anxiety
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Intrusive, repetitive fearful thoughts (obsessions), urges to perform repetitive, ritualistic behaviors (compulsions), or both