Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology
Salepage : Perspectives on Abnormal Psychology
In the instance of Woody, a 42-year-old Caucasian guy, a proper diagnosis of both physical and mental disorders has yet to be confirmed. There appear to be three theoretical explanations for his odd conduct, which may possibly be contributing to his health issues. First, a comprehensive medical assessment is required to discover whether or not Woody is suffering from any medical condition that causes dizziness, sweaty palms, stomach pains, dry mouth, excessive muscular tension, persistent anxiousness, and shortness of breath. Assuming Woody is in great physical condition, one may immediately begin addressing his psychological concerns. In this scenario, there are no medical explanations for his physical problems other than a physiological phenomena. A mental health professional would consider the behavioral, cognitive, and existential perspectives to determine the best course of treatment strategy (or combination thereof) to help Woody understand why this is happening and return to living a well-balanced life free of these physical symptoms manifested by a deeply rooted psychological issue.