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How is failure to function adequately identified?

When a person crosses the line between normal and abnormal and become unable to cope with the demands of everyday life

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Define failure to function adequately

Inability to cope with everyday living

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Give two examples of failure to function adequately

1. Not been able to hold down a job
2. Intellectual disability disorder

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What are the three signs of are person who is failing to cope?

1. They no longer conform to Interpersonal rules - e.g. Maintaining personal space
2. They experience personal distress
3. They behave in a way that is irrational or dangerous

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How does a intellectual disability disorder link to failure to function adequately

Have low IQ is a statistical infrequency - diagnosis not made on this basis alone - need to be clear signs of not being able to cope with everyday life because of this

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What might someone's inability to keep a job be a sign of?

Their failure to cope with the pressures of work

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How is deviation from ideal mental health identified?

By looking at what makes someone 'normal' and psychologically healthy and then identifying anyone who deviates from this.

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Who suggested the criteria for ideal mental health?

Marie Jahoda

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What is the first stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

1. We have no symptoms or distress

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What is the second stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

2. We are rational and perceive ourselves accurately

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What is the third stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

3. We self-actualise

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What is the fourth stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

4. We can cope with stress

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What is the fifth stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

5. We have a realistic view of the world

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What is the sixth stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

6. We have good self-esteem and lack guilt

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What is the seventh stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

7. We are independent of other people

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What is the eighth stage of the suggested criteria for ideal mental health?

8. We can successfully work, love and enjoy leisure