Presentation (Powerpoint) File
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This download is for PPT slides that cover a brief and generalized overview of psychological disorders, how they are recognized and categorized, and a short description of the DSM and how it works. I created this resource for a high school psychology course, and in my experience it takes up approximately one 50 min class period.
There are 18 slides, which cover:
*How a disorder is recognized - the "three D's" of deviance, distress, and dysfunction
*Definitions of each of the three D's
*The causes of psychological disorders - biological factors, psychological processes, and sociocultural contexts
*Definition/explanation of each of those causes
*Brief explanation of how the DSM classification system works
*The 5 axes on the DSM scale
*An example overview of a DSM score