Psychodynamic Approach To Psychopathology

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Define psychodynamic...
Any approach that emphasises the dynamics of behaviour i.e. what drives us to behave in particular ways
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What does the psychodynamic model propose?
That individual's abnormal behaviour is determined by underlying psychological conflicts of which they are largely unaware
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What does this model say mental disorders result from?
Psychological rather than physical causes
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Where do the origins of mental disorders lie?
In unresolved conflicts which are unconsious
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What are the three components of this model?
The ID, the Ego and the Superego
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How does the ego protect itself?
Through ego defences
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What happens when there are conflicts between the three components?
It creates anxiety
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