Chapter : ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY NOTES + DSM5 DISORDERS SUMMARY

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Psychopathology, the field concerned with the nature, development, and treatment of mental disorders, keep in mind that the field is continually developing and adding new findings. Terminologies: chronic course- disorders that tend to last a long time, sometimes a lifetime. Schizophrenia: episodic course- the individual is likely to recover within a few months only to suffer a recurrence of the disorder at a later time. E. g. , the overall incidence rate of depression was 9. 47/1000 person-years (pys) (10. 72/1000 pys for women and 8. 27/1000 pys for men). Most disorders follow a somewhat individual pattern, or course: prevalence- is the figure that shows how many people in the populations have the disorder. E. g. , in 2017, there were an estimated 46. 6 million adults aged 18 or older in the united states with any mental illness (ami). The prevalence was higher among women (22. 3%) than men (15. 1%): prognosis- is the anticipated course of a disorder. Disease-resulting from a pathological response to external or internal factors.

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