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Abnormal Psychology Lecture Notes

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Detailed lecture notes for Abnormal Psychology. Received a Distinction with these notes.

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Psychiatry Behavioural sciences Psychology Psychiatric diagnosis RTT Abnormal psychology Anxiety disorders Phobias Generalized anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder Mental disorder Anxiety
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Psychiatry Behavioural sciences Psychology Psychiatric diagnosis RTT Abnormal psychology Anxiety disorders Phobias Generalized anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder Mental disorder Anxiety
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gy In Australia 2007 • 1⁄2 Australians experienced anxiety, affective or substance use disorder • 1/5 experience metal disorders • woman and old people more likely to use services • GP’s used most Abnormality • Several elements used to define abnormality o Statistical rarity: people who possess a characteristic rarely found in society (not always negative) o Deviance or norm violation: behaviour deemed socially unacceptable ▪ Cannot be solely relied on because it can be used to repress non-­‐conformist behaviours ie homosexuality o Distress: does the behaviour cause distress o Dysfunction: is the behaviour maladaptive/debilitating ▪ Iike norm violation, its limitation is that the norms may be wrong and not necessarily the behaviour it...
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