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Psychological disorders

  1. Nov 19, 2004 #1
    Hello.. I just want a help for a "list".

    Is autism a type of psychological disorder?

    What I only know of psychological disorders are schizophrenia and depression. Can I ask for list of the very common types of psychological disorders in the society (not mental disorders).

    Could someone help me? :D
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2004 #2
    Psychological disorders and the DSM-IV

    The Americal Psychological Association (APA) publishes The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, now in its fourth edition, for just such a purpose. Rhyme Of The Ancient Wanderer has a website that seems to me to explain the DSM-IV fairly well:
    http://ivy_league0.tripod.com/rhyme_of_the_ancient_wanderer/id14.html

    I have pesonally used that site as a refernce many times.



    I am not aware of any consistent difference between the mainstream use of the term "psychological disorder" and the mainstream use of the term "mental disorder."
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2004
  4. Apr 14, 2005 #3
    autism is a pervasive developmental disorder (pdd). associated with aspergers syndrome.

    for more information concerning autism and aspergers go to http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer

    in the DSM4 it is #299. general PDD's are 299.8
     
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