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Psychological Disorders: A Psychological Analysis

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A psychological disorder is defined as a significant dysfunction in an individual’s cognitions, emotions, or behaviors. A psychological disorder is diagnosed when it interferes with the person’s daily life. A diagnosis is important, because the disorder needs to be treated. The biopsychosocial approach includes different things that influence psychological disorders. Biological influences include: evolution, individual genes, brain structure, and chemistry. Psychological influences include: Stress, trauma, learned helplessness, mood related perceptions, and memories. Social-cultural influences include: roles, expectations, and definitions of normality. Schizophrenia is defined as the split from reality and from self so that they appear as

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