Psychology: Psychological Disorders
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Psychology: Psychological Disorders

This quiz covers the definition and characteristics of psychological disorders, including distress, impairment, and atypical responses. Learn about the scientific study of psychopathology and its significance.

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What is a psychological disorder associated with?

Distress or impairment in functioning and atypical responses

What is the scientific study of psychological disorders?

Psychopathology

What is a clinical description?

An official clinical description and label of the syndromes of the clients

What is comorbidity?

<p>The presence of one or more disorders in addition to a primary disease or disorder</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the biopsychosocial model?

<p>A model that considers biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is etiology?

<p>The origin or cause of a disorder</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a defining characteristic of a psychological disorder?

<p>It involves distress or impairment in functioning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for a breakdown in cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning?

<p>Psychological dysfunction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the presence of one or more disorders in addition to a primary disease or disorder?

<p>Comorbidity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the number of people in a population who have a disorder?

<p>Prevalence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the number of new cases of a disorder that occur during a given period?

<p>Incidence</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the individual pattern of a disorder that tends to last a long time or a lifetime?

<p>Chronic</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the start of symptoms that begins suddenly?

<p>Acute</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the relationship between the disorder and its causes?

<p>Etiology</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the unique combination of behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that comprises a disorder?

<p>Syndrome</p> Signup and view all the answers

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