Psychopathology Case Study

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The bio-psycho-social-spiritual model is very important in the world of Psychopathology. Psychopathology refers to a dysfunction in the mind of an individual (Abercrombie, 2013). The bio-psycho-social-spiritual model covers all the different areas that could factor into a mental disorder. The causes can be any combination of biological, psychological, social, or spiritual factors. The mind is a very complex thing that we, as humans, cannot even begin to comprehend. Often in class, we find ourselves talking about the “fine line”. This line is referring to the very small difference between what society considers “normal” and “not normal”. One quote I like that shows why it is hard to figure out the difference says, “The concept of physical illness…show more content…
This is based off of how a person perceives certain events. One example I found of this was an instance of two children receiving criticism on homework. One child may see criticism as helpful and use it to grow. Another child in the same situation may interpret it as showing limitations in his or her abilities. In the second child’s case, this could cause him or her to lose confidence. The second child while be more likely to develop depression or anxiety growing up because of lack of confidence. The psychological area covers a person’s abilities to cope with…show more content…
A person may feel unforgiven and angry with God. Something could have happened in a person’s life that makes him or her feel unworthy of salvation and forgiveness. The individual may begin to feel like life has no meaning. In class we looked at Psalm 88. The author of this Psalm says, “You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths. Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them I am confined and cannot escape; my eyes are dim with grief” (Psalm 88: 6-9 New International Version). This is an example of how a person can blame God for the problems they go through in life. If a person begins to feel abandoned by God, they may fall in to depression because they feel as though life is
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