Behavior

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1. We determine if the behavior is normal or abnormal by looking at these five items, 1. Is the behavior considered strange within the person’s own culture? So,it is okay to not to wear a bathing suite in Europe, but here in the USA it is not okay to walk around with nothing on in public. 2. Does the behavior cause personal distress? An example for this would be if a person experiences an emotional distress without any life experience that warrants it, they might be diagnosed. 3. Is the behavior maladaptive? For example if you wash your hands 100 times in one day that is maladaptive, because the person to afraid to do anything else. 4. Is the person a danger to self or others? For instance if you are feeling self destructive or having thoughts about hurting someone that’s something that needs to be addressed.5. Is the person legally responsible for his or her acts? The term insanity is a legal term that lawyers use when saying their client had abnormal thoughts and did not know right from wrong. 2. Three different psychological perspectives are1. Biological perspective: A psychological disorder is a symptom of an underlying physical disorder caused by structural or biochemical abnormality in the brain, by genetic inheritance, or by infection. The treatments include drugs, electroconvulsive therapy, or psychosurgery. 2. Biopsychosocial perspective, psychological disorders result from a combination of biological, psychological, and social causes. The treatment is employ electric treatments that include both drugs and psychotherapy.
3.Congnitive perspective, faulty thinking or distorted perceptions can cause psychological disorders. Treament includes changing faulty, irrational, and negative thinking by using Beck’s cognitive therapy or Rational-emotive therapy. 3. Bipolar disorder- A mood disorder in which manic episodes alternate with periods of…...

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