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Create a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation which briefly summarizes how psychological disorders are classified including the role of the DSM IV. The presentation must have at least one slide for each of the major classes of psychological disorders.

o Anxiety Disorders
o Dissociative Disorders
o Somatoform Disorders
o Mood Disorders
o Schizophrenia
o Personality Disorders

The presentation should be at least 7- to 10-slides with speaker notes.

Describe the major characteristics and suspected causal factors for each class of disorder.

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Solution Summary

The solution provides an overview of the classification of psychological disorders according to the DSM-IV and its role.
It also describes the symptoms, causal factors, and treatment for the common psychological disorders observed among people.

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DSM-IV Problems and diagnosing personality disorders

CheckPoint: DSM-IV Problems

The DSM-IV is an important tool for clinicians. It provides a standard for diagnoses to be standardized across psychology; however, the DSM-IV is not as precise for diagnosing personality disorders as some psychologists would like.

Give an example of each of the following problems identified in your readings and explain how these problems could negatively affect a diagnosis.

1. Some criteria used for reaching a diagnosis cannot be observed directly.
2. Personality disorders can be similar to each other.
3. People with different personalities can be given the same diagnosis
4. Do you think that personality disorders are true mental illnesses? Why or why not?

Grading Guide: You answered the following thoroughly and substantively:

1. Some criteria used for reaching a diagnosis cannot be observed directly.

2. Personality disorders can be similar to each other.

3. People with different personalities can be given the same diagnosis.

4. Do you think that personality disorders are true mental illnesses? Why or why not?

Mechanics: 5/5 Points: Spelling and grammar were correct

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