Chapter 11 - Normality, Mentall Illness, Mental Health

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Chapter 11 - Normality, Mentall Illness, Mental Health
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SYSTEMS CLASSICIATION MENTAL DISORDERS
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  1. Categorical approaches

    organises and describes mental conditions and disorders in terms of different categories and subcategories, each with symptoms and characteristics that are typical of specific mental conditions and disorders


  2. Dimensional approaches


    quantifies a person’s symptoms or other characteristics of interest and represents them with numerical values on one or more scales of continuums, rather than assigning them to a mental disorder category

  3. Diagnostic criteria:

    indicate the symptoms that are characteristic of the disorder and therefore enable assessment of the presence of the disorder. Increases the reliability of the diagnostic process
  4. Inclusion criteria
    identify the symptoms that must be present in order for the disorder to be diagnosed
  5. Exclusion criteria:

    identifies the symptoms, conditions or circumstances that must not be present in order for the disorder to be diagnosed

  6. Polythetic criteria sets:

    sets out a list of diagnostic criteria in which only some symptoms, not all, need to be present in order for the disorder to be diagnosed

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