Psychopathology The problem with the distress concept, though, is that the person might not be aware that they are dysfunctional as in the case of the classic sociopath.
Conceptions of psychopathology help "to delineate which human experiences are considered psychopathological and which are not," (Maddux, Gosselin & Winstead, 2008, p. 3). One conception of psychopathology is that deviation from the norm measured statistically is a valid means by which to label a behavior, condition, or person as psychopathological. This conception is flawed in that a great number of behaviors, conditions, and people deviate from the norm but should not be considered deviant or abnormal. However, this concept has the benefit of being measurable, which many scientists like. Another conception of psychopathology is whether a behavior or condition is functional or dysfunctional. This concept highlights the difference between a functioning alcoholic who has no ill effects at work or home, and the dysfunctional alcoholic who is abusive and cannot keep a job. The concept of harmful dysfunction has also been suggested, as it refers only to cases in which the person's behavior needs to be harmful to self or other to be deemed psychopathological. The functional concept is related to the concept of distress and disability, in which the condition does not necessarily impact one's ability to function but it causes great internal strife and psychological suffering. Both the functional and distress-related concepts have the benefit of refusing to label people and instead attending to the person's basic quality of ...
3. Cultural psychopathology "requires a framework that incorporates culture in multifaceted ways," (Maddux, Gosselin & Winstead, 2008, p. 60). Using this approach, issues like gender, class, power, and poverty can be incorporated into how to define and approach psychopathology. It is in many ways impossible to make accurate psychological diagnoses without taking cultural and other variables into account. This is why the cultural approach to psychopathology is valuable. Especially because psychopathology can be based on the concept that deviance is related to social norms, it becomes necessary to contextualize all behavior in terms of the social norms of the individual and not of the therapist, clinician, or especially the DSM. Not all cultural values or norms are themselves ethical, and many cultural norms are dysfunctional, deviant, and pathological. Therefore, a person ascribing to social norms approving of sexism or genital mutilation would not be psychopathological in the sense of…
The problem with the distress concept, though, is that the person might not be aware that they are dysfunctional as in the case of the classic sociopath.
Clinical Psychology Dissertation - Dream Content as a Therapeutic Approach: Ego Gratification vs. Repressed Feelings An Abstract of a Dissertation Dream Content as a Therapeutic Approach: Ego Gratification vs. Repressed Feelings This study sets out to determine how dreams can be used in a therapeutic environment to discuss feelings from a dream, and how the therapist should engage the patient to discuss them to reveal the relevance of those feelings, in their present,
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Teen Drug Abuse - Prescription or Not Differences between nonalcoholic offspring of alcoholics (family history positive, FHP) and matched offspring of nonalcoholics (family history negative, FHN) have been identified on a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and neurological measures. Compared to FHN teens, FHP adolescents and young adults demonstrate more disturbed school careers, impulsivity, rebelliousness, and nonconformity (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2006); poorer neuropsychological performance (Worden & Slater, 2009);