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By Ann M. Kring, Sheri L. Johnson, Gerald C. Davison, John M. Neale

ISBN-10: 1118640888

ISBN-13: 9781118640883

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Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: August 12, 2013
Edition description: twelfth variation DSM-5 Update
Pages: 656

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The landlord believed Jack’s schizophrenia meant he would be violent. 1 The four characteristics of stigma. more in fiction than reality, however. , 1990). As we will see, the treatment of individuals with mental disorders throughout recorded history has not generally been good, and this has contributed to their stigmatization, to the extent that they have often been brutalized and shunned by society. Torturous treatments have been described to the public as miracle cures, and even today, terms such as crazy, insane, retard, and schizo are tossed about without thought of the people who actually suffer from mental illnesses and for whom these insults and the intensely distressing feelings and behaviors they refer to are a reality of daily life.

Stigma remains a central problem in the field of psychopathology. Stigma has four components that involve the labels for mental illness and their uses. Even the use of everyday terms such as crazy or schizo can contribute to the stigmatization of people with mental illness. Defining mental disorder remains difficult. A number of different definitions have been offered, but none can entirely account for the full range of disorders. Whether or not a behavior causes personal distress can be a characteristic of mental disorder.

Harmful dysfunction c. norm violation d. none of the above 3. Why is the DSM definition of mental disorder perhaps the best current definition? a. It includes information about both violation of social norms and dysfunction. b. It includes many components, none of which alone can account for mental disorder. c. It is part of the current diagnostic system. d. It recognizes the limits of our current understanding. History of Psychopathology Many textbooks begin with a chapter on the history of the field.

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