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Stress Management and Psychopathology
An in-depth discussion on the correlation between stress disorder or anxiety disorder and psychopathology.
# 152882 | 3,246 words | 9 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Psychology (Disorders)

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The paper reveals that low stress management correlates to a higher vulnerability of developing a psychopathological condition. The paper first considers psychopathology in and of itself and subsequently addresses psychopathology as a function of stress management. The paper incorporates case examples drawn from this author's personal observations and demonstrates the connection between the capacity to manage stress both independently and in the therapeutic context and the ability of an individual to withstand the transition from disorder to mental illness. The paper also discusses treatment techniques that show the inherent suitability of relaxation and stress-management therapies in preventing and managing psychopathology.

Stress Management and Psychopathology
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From the Paper:

"First, it is important to note on a discussion of psychopathology that the condition is typically addressed under the framework of Abnormal Psychology, with identification and treatment typically correlated with a range of symptoms and disorders suggesting deep-seated neurological impairment. This differs in its most basic assumptions from stress or anxiety related disorders, which as isolated conditions will often fall under the pale of Normal Psychology. Indeed, as our studies have shown, those suffering from combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorders or those who have developed panic disorders based on some long-standing cognitive dissonance produced by a traumatic incident may be said to have manifested 'normal' psychic wounds in relation to these experiences. Here, "in contrast to 'ordinary' stressful experiences, traumatic or catastrophic events are linked etiologically in the DSM to a specific syndrome--PTSD. The disorder's criterion symptoms are defined in terms of their connection, in time and content, with a distinct traumatic event." (Breslau, 923) Implied in this definition is the argument that dramatic and extraordinary negative experiences will result in the very normal response of mental distress, even producing symptoms of disorder. These distinctions do impose a challenge on mental health professionals who encounter some intercession of the two conditions. This justifies a brief consideration of the features that differentiate these two branches of treatment."

Sample of Sources Used:

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