PSYCH 111 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Autism Spectrum, Pervasive Developmental Disorder

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Dept of public safety (734) 763 1131. Mental disorder: any behavior or emotional state that causes distress or suffering, is maladaptive and disturbs relationships and the greater community. Maladaptive - not providing adequate or appropriate adjustment to the environment or situation. Legal standards: whether or not a person is in control of behavior and aware of the consequences of his/her actions. Can be suffering from these disorders but does not meet the legal standards. Can be improperly diagnosed in court cases where a person is not considered insane. Dsm-ivtr: standard reference book for all disorders most recently replaced by the. Dsm 5 - the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorder - 5th edition. Descriptive and provides a set criteria for diagnoses. Labels can bring significant misconceptions and biases. Many of the symptoms are based on subjective not objective measures. No longer a multiaxial system, more developmental perspective.

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