Abnormal

 

 

 

 

1• To what extent do biological, cognitive and sociocultural factors influence abnormal behaviour?

Caspi - Influence of Genetics and Stress on Depression
Diathesis stress model
Walker Tesson model
Kendler - Twin Studies
Becker - Eating behaviours in Fiji

 

2• Evaluate psychological research relevant to the study of abnormal behaviour.

All studies below could address this outcome

 

3• Examine the concepts of normality and abnormality.

Szaz – The Myth of Mental Illness
Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification

4• Discuss validity and reliability of diagnosis.

Szaz – The Myth of Mental Illness
Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Langer & Abelson - A Patient by any other name
Washington post - Revising the DSM

 

5• Discuss cultural and ethical considerations in diagnosis (for example, cultural variation, stigmatization).

DSM-IV
Begley – Is Everybody crazy?
Rosenhan - Sane in insane Places
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Langer & Abelson - A Patient by any other name

 

6• Describe symptoms and prevalence of one disorder from two of the following groups:

Packets from DSM will address all of this.

7• Analyse etiologies one disorder from two of the following groups:

Anxiety disorders

Freud – Little Hans
Watson – Little Albert
Mineka
Cook and Mineka
Ohman and Mineka
Bremner - traumatic stress on brain structure and function
LoBue - Snake in the grass

Affective disorders

Sapolsky – Stress and Depression – Different from the Book
Beck – Theory of the Etiology of Depression
Seligman – Failure to Escape Traumatic shock
Kendler - Twin Study on Depression
Caspi - Influence of Genetics and Stress on Depression

Eating disorders.

Becker - Eating behaviours in Fiji
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification
Southgate - Information Processing in Anorexia

Yellowlees - abnormal perception of food size

Wade - AN genetic risk factors

 

8• Discuss cultural and gender variations in prevalence of disorders.

Packets from the DSM 5 will address all of this.
Kendler - Twin Study on Depression
Becker - culture and eating disorders classification

9• Examine biomedical, individual and group approaches to treatment.

Use the same studies as the following outcome.

10• Evaluate the use of biomedical, individual and group approaches to the treatment of one disorder.

Eating disorders.

Dying to be thin video from NOVA.  Discusses CBT.
Schmidt - FT and CBT for Bulimia

Bergh - Tx for anorexia and bulimia
Godart - Family Tx and TAU for Anorexia
Pike - CBT in Tx of AN

Anxiety disorders

Mary Cover Jones – Systematic Desensitization
Wolpe – Flooding
Stein - Fluvoxamine Tx of Phobia

Affective disorders

Rush and Beck
Smeraldi - 5 htt gene and SSRIs for Tx of Depression
Teasdale - Depression and Group Cognitive Therapy

11• Discuss the use of eclectic approaches to treatment.

Teasdale - Depression and Group Cognitive Therapy
Beck – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dying to be thin video from NOVA.  Discusses CBT.
Schmidt - FT and CBT for Bulimia

12• Discuss the relationship between etiology and therapeutic approach in relation to one disorder.

Rush and Beck is the Etiology, Beck – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the Treatment for depression.
Caspi - Influence of Genetics and Stress on Depression is the Etiology, Smeraldi - 5 htt gene and SSRIs for Tx of Depression is the Treatment for depression.

Extras

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Andres Lozano: Depression and the switch that might turn it off