11.06.07 Mental Disorders

11.06.07 Mental Disorders - Mental Health and Clinical...

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Mental Health and Clinical Psychology Writing assignment 4 I. The problems of diagnosis: DSM-IV II. Traditional anxiety-related disorders Anxiety disorders: GAD, phobias, panic, OCD Somatoform disorders: conversion Dissociative disorders: amnesia, fugue, multiple personality III. Disorders not linked directly with anxiety Eating disorders, attention disorders IV. Major mood and thought disorders Depression and bipolar Schizophrenia V. Personality disorders (Axis II) What we consider mental disorders depend on the context/culture in which we live. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) – most recent= DSM IV – all the different ways of categorizing mental disorders. 3 axes of categorization: Axis I – generally adult onset (after age 15), can come and go (episodes), can be minor or major Axis II – chronic (personality disorders, etc.), people generally behave in peculiar ways, don’t necessarily get better or worse Axis III – organic disorders, could be from eating too much lead or from genetic disorders, for example
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