Abnormal Psychology, Global Edition by Jill M. Hooley, Susan M Mineka, Matthew K. Nock, James N.

By Jill M. Hooley, Susan M Mineka, Matthew K. Nock, James N. Butcher

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2007). Stigma is a deterrent to seeking treatment for mental health problems. , 2015). Stigma is also a disproportionately greater deterrent to treatment seeking for two other groups: military personnel and (ironically) mental health professionals. Would you have predicted this? Why do you think this is the case? Related to stigma is the problem of stereotyping. , people who wear glasses are more intelligent; New Yorkers are rude). Because we may have heard about certain behaviors that can accompany mental disorders, we may automatically and incorrectly infer that these behaviors will also be present in any person we meet who has a psychiatric diagnosis.

E. (2005c). Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry, 62, 617–27. Because DSM-5 is so new, no comprehensive lifetime prevalence data using this revised version of the DSM are yet available. 4 percent. , 2005). Although this figure may seem high, it may actually be an underestimate, as the NCS-R study did not assess for eating disorders, schizophrenia, or autism, for example. Neither did it include measures of most personality disorders.

As Kazdin aptly points out (1998), “methodology is not merely a compilation of practices and procedures. ” As such, research methodology (that is, the scientific processes and procedures we use to conduct research) is constantly evolving. As new techniques become available (brain-imaging techniques and new statistical procedures, to name a few), Astute clinicians such as the German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin (1856–1926) and the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857–1939) provided us with detailed accounts of patients whom a modern-day reader would easily recognize as having disorders such as schizophrenia and manic depression.

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