Psychiatric diagnosis and the DSM
Watch the video about psychiatric diagnosis and the DSM. Also, click the links for the Online Anxiety Survey and the Online Depression Survey and take both of them. PRINT AND ATTACH THE SHORT SUMMARY ONLY.
Online Anxiety Survey-
Online Depression Survey- http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1308
Answer the following questions in paragraph form:
1)What are some of the controversies and issues surrounding the DSM as a diagnostic criteria.
2) What are some of the influences which may play a part in the creation of various diagnoses.
3) Discuss the results of your anxiety survey? Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
4) Discuss the results of the Depression survey? Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
4) Do you think these kinds of questionnaires are useful in diagnosing conditions such as anxiety or depression?
5) What are some of the problems with self-report questionnaires like these?