What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the DSM-IV-TR classification system?
The DSM system categorizes disorders generally and specifically. This in itself is good as we then
have a jump off platform. We can know where to look for treatments
Chapter 7 Questions
Pick any of the disorders described in the chapter; what about that
disorder caught your interest? Discuss your understanding or
uncertainty about the diagnosis.
Somatization disorder is when the individual, beginning before they
Chapter 6 Questions
Explain the different bipolar disorders included in the chapter. Now see if you can
find information elsewhere to explain the newer concept of a Bipolar-III diagnosis.
Explain the sociocultural and biological variables that m
Chapter 5 Questions
Distinguish between fear and anxiety. How would such definitions impact the
Fear and anxiety are most easily distinguished by clear and present danger or
the absence thereof. If there is a clear and present, imminen
Chapter 4 questions
Explain the concept of stress based on the reading. What is your opinion about stress as
related to mental illness?
Stress is an occurrence in one's life that is out of the ordinary of regular life occurrences
and places strain or stre
Chapter 3 questions
Describe how clinicians with different professional orientations might individualize their
People without children have strong opinions as to how people with children should raise
a child because opinions come from
Describe the various sociocultural perspectives and contributions to understanding abnormal
There are many socio-cultural factors that can contribute to the psychological makeup of an
individual. Many of those socio-cultural factors can also con
Discuss how mental disorders were viewed during the Middle Ages versus how they are viewed
today. How much progress do you think has been made thus far and is it sufficient?
Historically, humans have given credit/blamed gods and spirits for many things fo