Psychopathology

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  • Psycho-pathology
    • Abnormality
      • Definitions
        • FFA
          • Culturally relative
          • Recognises patients perspective
          • Subjective
        • Deviation from social norms
          • Culturally relative
        • Deviation from ideal mental health
          • Unrealistically high standard
        • Statistical infrequency
          • Infrequent character-istics can be positive
          • Real-life application
        • Not everyone benefits from a label
    • OCD
      • Emotional - anxiety, distress, guilt and disgust.
      • Behavioural - compulsions and avoidance
      • Cognitive - obsessive thoughts
      • Biological approach
        • Explaining
          • Neuro-transmitters
            • Supporting evidence
            • Serotonin-OCD link not unique to OCD
          • Genetics
            • Environment also involved
            • Supporting evidence
        • Treating
          • Drug therapy
            • Effective at tackling symptoms
            • Cost-effective and non-disruptive
            • Side-effects
            • Unreliable evidence
    • Depression
      • Emotional - lower mood, anger, absolutist thinking
      • Behavioural - low activity, disrupted sleep and eating.
      • Cognitive - poor concentration
        • Explaining
          • Eliss's ABC model
            • Partial explanation
          • Beck's theory
            • Practical application as CBT therapy
            • Supporting evidence
            • Does not explain all cases of depression
        • Treating
          • CBT
            • Effective
            • May not treat severe cases
            • Success due to therapist-patient relationship
            • Patients reluctant to explore past
    • Phobias
      • Emotional - anxiety, fear, unreasonable responses
      • Behavioural - panic and avoidance
        • Explaining
          • 2 process model
            • Incomplete explanation
            • Good explanatory power
            • Not all bad experiences lead to phobias
            • Doesn't consider cognitive aspects
        • Treating
          • SD
            • Suitable and acceptable to patients
            • Effective
          • Flooding
            • Less effective for complex phobias e.g. social
            • Traumatic
      • Cognitive - selective attention to stimulus, irrational beliefs

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