Disorders

Disorders

1. What is mental illness and the criteria for defining mental disorders? What are the common misconceptions about psychiatric diagnoses, and the strengths and limitations of the current diagnostic system? 2. What are the major differences between an Anxiety Disorder and a Mood Disorder? Describe the many ways people experience anxiety. Identify the characteristics of different mood disorders. 3. What are Dissociative Disorders? What are the controversies surrounding Dissociative Disorders, especially Dissociative Identity Disorder? 4. Explain how psychosocial, neural, biochemical, and genetic influences create the vulnerability to Schizophrenia? 5. What are common myths and misconceptions about suicide?