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Mental Health - state of well being in which individuals are able to realize their abilities within the normal stresses of life and function productively within their personal lives as well as contribute to their community. T/F?

True!

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Mental Illnesses - def

medical conditions that affect a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning.

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What is the purpose of the DSM?

It's how we diagnose and categorize mental illnesses and disorders.

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DSM 4 - Axis 1 - ?

the collection of signs and symptoms that together constitute a particular disorder.

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DSM 4 - Axis 2 - ?

Personality disorders and mental retardation are found here.

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DSM 4 - Axis 3 - ?

General medical conditions that are relevant to the mental disorder.

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DSM 4 - Axis 4 - ?

Psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of the mental disorder.

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DSM 4 - Axis 5 - ?

Global Assessment of Function - indicates the person's best level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning during the preceding year.

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Resiliency - def

ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune and change.

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Epidemiology - def

the quantitative study of the distribution of disorders in human populations.

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Prevalence rate - def

the proportion of a population with a mental disorder at a given time.

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What are some biologically influenced mental illnesses?

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, OCD, panic disorders, PTSD, autism.

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Stigma - def

person is reduced from a whole unusual person to a tainted, discounted one.