Abnormal psychology : an integrative approach by Barlow, David H.; Durand, Vincent Mark

By Barlow, David H.; Durand, Vincent Mark

Irregular PSYCHOLOGY: AN INTEGRATIVE technique, 6th variation, is the fitting booklet that will help you reach your irregular psychology direction! Authors Barlow and Durand convey you ways mental problems are rooted in a number of elements: organic, mental, cultural, social, familial, or even political. you could try your knowing of subject matters with the text's integrated proposal tests and bankruptcy quizzes. Then, watch the book's built-in case stories come to existence with irregular Psychology CourseMate, which gives actual case profiles to provide you a pragmatic context for the medical findings of the ebook

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For example, if a drug with a specific known effect within the nervous system alleviates a certain psychological disorder, we know that something in that part of the nervous system might either be causing the disorder or helping maintain it. Similarly, if a psychological treatment designed to help clients regain a sense of control over their lives is effective with a certain disorder, a diminished sense of control may be an important psychological component of the disorder itself. As you will see in the next chapter, psychology is rarely simple.

For example, many people consider themselves shy or lazy. This doesn’t mean that they’re abnormal. But if you are 2 Chapter 1 Abnormal Behavior in Historical Context AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz Psychological disorder ▲ Distress and suffering are a natural part of life and do not in themselves constitute a psychological disorder. so shy that you find it impossible to date or even interact with people and you make every attempt to avoid interactions even though you would like to have friends, then your social functioning is impaired.

The prescribed cure might be marriage or, occasionally, fumigation of the vagina to lure the uterus back to its natural location (Alexander & Selesnick, 1966). Knowledge of physiology eventually disproved the wandering uterus theory; however, the tendency to stigmatize dramatic women as hysterical continued unabated well into the 1970s, when mental health professionals became sensitive to the prejudicial stereotype the term implied. As you will learn in Chapter 6, somatoform disorders (and the traits associated with them) are not limited to one sex or the other.

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