GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Causes and Development of Disorders Revision (Page 1 of 5)

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What is Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychology can be defined as the overall study of the matter, its interpretation and deriving its conclusion in the way of treatment from the study made of mental and emotional disorders. The term “disorder” is not so clarified and has been used casually. It refers to any of the minor problems that a person faces in life to the biggest actual psychological problems (abnormal psychology). This chapter covers the theories of the major schools of thought, their differing approac

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Disorders often Diagnosed in Childhood/Adolescence

  • Mental retardation: Indicated by the level of IQ in a child which is 70 or below. The retardation is mild if IQ level is in the range of 55 - 70, moderate if it ranges between 40 - 55, severe in the range of 25 - 40 and profound if the level is below 25.
  • Learning disorders: This disorder parents get to know from the performance the kid gives in academics and if the IQ level is at least two standard deviation below the mean for the appropriate age and IQ.
  • Developmental disorders: Au

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