What is Abnormal Psychology?

What is Abnormal Psychology?

Abnormal psychology is a subfield of psychology that focuses on the study of abnormal behavior, thoughts, and feelings. It involves the examination of psychological disorders and mental illness and their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Abnormal psychology looks at the various factors that contribute to the development of mental disorders, including biological, psychological, and social factors. It also examines how these disorders affect an individual’s daily functioning, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Some of the topics covered in abnormal psychology include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. The field also encompasses research on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.

Abnormal psychology plays an important role in helping individuals with mental health issues by providing effective treatments and therapies to manage and overcome their symptoms. Additionally, it helps to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness by increasing awareness and understanding of these conditions.

Shervan K Shahhian

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