Is there a category you feel is missing from the DSM that would aid psychologists in diagnoses? If so, what would it be titled, which disorders would it include, and why would you add it?
What changes should me made to the diagnostic criteria to diagnose adults with ADHD who show different symptoms than children?
In current day society, it seems as if there is a medication for the majority of illnesses, sicknesses, or disorders that are present throughout. For example, when people have a long day at work and get a headache, is it necessary to take Tylenol to cure the pain? Or do you believe that we, as a society in general, are overdosing on medication (even something as simple as tylenol) and need to cut back?
Are mental illness misdiagnosed when it comes to people in different cultures? Such as, individuals who are taught a certain way and depend on their values are later told that what they have learned is not normal and they get diagnosed with a mental illness. Do you think that clinicians easily misdiagnose this due to the cultural norms we have instilled in us?
Should there be a restriction on medications given to people with a mental illness? Should it be different when it comes to medicating children? If so, how should the medical world regulate new standards?
We’ve learned about many different kinds of addictions and disorders in class. What are some of the qualities a person may possess or experience that would make them more susceptible to having an addiction, specifically a gambling addiction? Why is it so hard for them to stop gambling?
We have learned that there is not an anger disorder classified in the DSM. In your opinion do you think there should be anger disorders in the DSM? Why or why not?
In your opinion do we over diagnose to many people who are abnormal to put labels on them, or could this over diagnosing possibly help some people with minor disorders. In other words do you think some diagnoses can help a person no matter how minuscule their disorder is because they might be able to get treatment?
Considering all of the diagnoses that we talked about in class, do you think that we over diagnosis people? Do we as a society turn to diagnosing someone as mentally ill because they aren’t considered “normal”?
Children with autism can receive a lot of help through behavioral therapy. This is extremely beneficial to the very low functioning children in that it helps them develop means of communication and daily living skills. Do you think it is more important for us to try and find the “cure” for autism? Or, is it more important to adjust and accept to embrace it? I just think that sometimes instead of always trying to “cure” disorders with drugs, with a disorder like autism a lot of people can still lead a normal life. Nobody really knows what ‘normal’ is anyways, so instead of looking for a cure I think we could also focus on education and acceptance. Thoughts?
Is there such a thing as adulthood ADHD? Is it different than childhood ADHD? If so, how is it different?
If I gave you the task of decreasing the number of cases of anorexia and bulimia in America, what would you do? Where and how should we intervene?
How do you think addiction should be define? Can people be addicted to things other than drugs?
Can children really get schizophrenia? What are the challenges associated with diagnosing it?
Should anger be listed as a disorder in the DSM? Why is it not its own disorder?
What was the rationale for separating the bipolar disorders from the depressive disorders in the newest version of the DSM?
What was the rationale for pulling the trauma disorders and obsessive disorders from the Anxiety Disorders section of the DSM?
Does being mentally health mean that you just don’t have a diagnosable mental disorder?
Do you think social anxiety occurs as its own disorder or is it caused more by other existing mental disorders within the affected individual? Why or why not?
What is arguably the main reason pyromania is so much more common in boys than girls?
As stated in class, most people do NOT develop PTSD after a traumatic event. Are there any direct relationships between developing PTSD after a traumatic event or is it simply a hit or miss?
Dependent Personality Disorder as taught in class is when the individual has difficulty making decisions on their own, excessive need to be taken care off, feels uncomfortable making choices, and needs others to assume responsibility for major areas in life. As being said, when it comes to curtain cultures such as the FLDs in the show Breaking the Faith on TLC; do you feel that those individuals stuck in a certain rigorous culture would be more prone to being diagnosed with this disorder versus others in Christian religion?
Antisocial Personality Disorder is very difficult to treat and people with the disorder often do not seek treatment. Why do you think this is?
How common Is generalized anxiety disorder and do you think it is overdiagnosed? What could be done to prevent misdiagnosis?
An interesting fact I came across while researching panic disorder is that it is twice as common in women than in men. In your opinion, why do you think that is?
In your opinion, do you believe there still exists a negative stigma towards those with Bipolar Disorder? If so, how do you believe we as a society should go about addressing that stigma?
How do we differentiate between Social Anxiety Disorder and just being an introvert? Should this change as one grows from a child to an adult?
How much time does someone with binge-eating disorder spend during one day eating food? And do they ever feel full?
Why are people given just anti-depressants without being required to go through some form a therapy too if their has been research shown to prove that the combination of them both work best? Why are individuals not given the best opportunity to get better when their has been research that supports that these two should be done together for the best results?