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Abnormal Psychology in Diagnosis and Assessment

How does studying abnormal psychology strength your knowledge about assessments & diagnosis' of mental illness?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on the relevance of abnormal psychology in the diagnosis of mental illness. I suggest making it simple using this outline:

1. About Abnormal Psychology - 150 words
2. Application in assessment & diagnosis - 150 words
3. Relevance in study of mental illness - 100 words

The outline should yield 400 words which should cover what you need. I advise that you also use materials as well as ideas talked about in your class lectures. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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On Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal psychology is that specialized branch of the science that explores, conducts research and works to build towards the treatment of psychological or mental disorders. According to Butcher, Mineka and Hooley (2014), "Abnormal psychology is concerned with understanding the nature, causes, and treatment of mental disorders." To understand this further, it is important to note the meaning of 'Abnormality,' the central concept in this field. Butcher, Mineka and Hooley (2014) discuss ...

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