By Barlow, David H.; Durand, Vincent Mark
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Because the etiology of psychological disorders is so important to this field, we devote an entire chapter (Chapter 2) to it. Treatment, also, is often important to the study of psychological disorders. If a new drug or psychosocial treatment is successful in treating a disorder, it may give us some hints about the nature of the disorder and its causes. For example, if a drug with a specific known effect within the nervous system alleviates a certain psychological disorder, we know that something in that part of the nervous system might either be causing the disorder or helping maintain it.
Psychiatrists also investigate the nature and causes of psychological disorders, often from a biological point of view; make diagnoses; and offer treatments. Many psychiatrists emphasize drugs or other biological treatments, although most use psychosocial treatments as well. Psychiatric social workers typically earn a master’s degree in social work as they develop expertise in collecting information relevant to the social and family situation of the individual with a psychological disorder. Social workers also treat disorders, often concentrating on family problems associated with them.
Again, I made a pain of myself. ) And in one sentence, Rhoda summed up half of what anyone needs to know about cross-cultural psychiatry. ” (p. 138) However, a social standard of normal has been misused. Consider, for example, the practice of committing political dissidents to mental institutions because they protest the policies of their government, which was common in Iraq before the fall of Saddam Hussein and now occurs in Iran. Although such dissident behavior clearly violated social norms, it should not alone be cause for commitment.