Perceptions and Causes of Psycho-Pathology
Linda Jones Dr. Harold Beaman
March 2, 2015
In principle, psychopathology is the scientific study of mental disorders and their origin; in addition, this field of study examines the causes, development, and possible treatment for the disorders. Essentially, psychopathology encompasses three aspects that are considered as directly related to the mental disorders. These facets include the biological considerations, social issues, and psychological aspects of any mental condition. In fact, the initial perception of mental illness was associated with religious issues such…show more content… Observably, the disorder mostly treated and cured by the traditional medicine in the culture. Cultural bound syndromes can either cause somatic complains, or can be simply behavioral with no connection to any effect on the body parts. On the other hand, researchers may choose to suggest that cultural based syndromes represent behaviors that may be acceptable in certain regions (Wilkinson 2000). Conversely, this disorders maybe highly disregarded in other areas.
Ataque De Nervios
Ataque De Nervios is an example of cultural bound syndrome among the Hispanics. Illustratively, the disorder is characterized by crying hysterically, rickety, out of control shouting, physical and verbal violence, and an extreme high temperature in the chest. Ostensibly, the disorder is said to be as result of attacks by evil spirits and demonic visitations. In essence, the symptoms are associated with stressful events such as the death of a loved one, a traumatic experience involving a loved one, divorce, or separation of in a marriage union. In this regard, this syndrome is only unique among the Hispanics, in other regions it may be viewed as a normal way of venting out anger.
The Diathesis Stress Model
In principle, this theory seeks to explain behavior as a predisposition vulnerability that is coupled up by experiences that are stresses in life. The model takes consideration of the psychological, biological, and situational aspects in life that cause inherent