Psychological Disorders. Definition. Psychological disorder- persistently harmful thoughts, feelings and actions. Must be: Deviant, Distressful and Dysfunctional. The Medical Model. Originally, many believed mental illnesses were caused by demons. Abusive therapies used.
Deviant, Distressful and Dysfunctional
-Heavily influenced by your childhood.
Piagetâ€™s Stages of Cognitive Development
Which one applies best?