Failure to Function Adequately

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Failure to function adequately
People with psychological disorders often experience stress and inability to cope with everyday tasks. These people tend to label themselves as mentally ill.
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Rosenhan and Seligman (1989): characteristics of abnormal behaviour.
1. Their behaviour causes severe personal distress. 2. Their behaviour is unpredictable and sometimes uncontrolled. 3. Their behaviour is irrational and hard to understand or dangerous to self and others. 4. The behaviour interferes with a person's r
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Intellectual disability disorder
One of the criteria is a very low IQ, however an individual must be failing to function adequately before FFA would be used. Individuals scoring below 70 are very unusual and are liable to revive a diagnosis.
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EVALUATION: APPLICABILITY
Evidence: Others judge behaviour Explain: the definition of FFA includes other people's opinions of the person in question, which is good as this leeds to people getting help for their conditions.
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EVALUATION: CULTURAL RELATIVISM
Evidence: definitions of normal are also related to culture. Explain: the criteria could lead to different diagnoses based on the culture you're in. Therefore 'irrational' behaviour could be seen as normal in another culture, leading to wrong diagnos
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EVALUATION: SUBJECTIVE
Evidence: defining distress may differ between individuals. Explain: identifying 'personal distress' could change from person to person as it presents in different ways. Despite the 'Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (gaf), a psychologist ultima
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EVALUATION: REDUCTIONISM
Evidence: alternative lifestyles. Explain: behaviour that is dangerous to self is completely normal in some cases. However the theory suggests all self-harming or irrational behaviour is indicative of a mental illness
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1. Their behaviour causes severe personal distress. 2. Their behaviour is unpredictable and sometimes uncontrolled. 3. Their behaviour is irrational and hard to understand or dangerous to self and others. 4. The behaviour interferes with a person's r

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Rosenhan and Seligman (1989): characteristics of abnormal behaviour.

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One of the criteria is a very low IQ, however an individual must be failing to function adequately before FFA would be used. Individuals scoring below 70 are very unusual and are liable to revive a diagnosis.

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Evidence: Others judge behaviour Explain: the definition of FFA includes other people's opinions of the person in question, which is good as this leeds to people getting help for their conditions.

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Evidence: definitions of normal are also related to culture. Explain: the criteria could lead to different diagnoses based on the culture you're in. Therefore 'irrational' behaviour could be seen as normal in another culture, leading to wrong diagnos

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