PSYCH 2AP3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Factitious Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Experts are even more confused than us. We do not know the causes of the disorders we will discuss, or any others in the dsm. We don"t know why or how our pharmacological or psychotherapeutic treatments work. Ethical considerations prevent much research involving individuals with a particular disorder. Psychological symptoms of mental disorders cannot be easily duplicated or veri ed in non- human animals. Causes of mental disorder vary both between disorders, and from case to case within disorders. If you are far enough away from the average, we are going to say that you are experiencing a disorder on the basis of your distance from the average/the norm. There is no objective standard for that. Why don"t we look at excessive things that are positive? (i. e. generosity, kindness) Unacceptable violations of social or cultural expectations. What a culture accepts changes across time. 1965: homosexuality was a disorder - in 1975, it wasn"t.

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