Psychological disorders

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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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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.



Can I ask for list of the very common types of psychological disorders in the society (not mental disorders).
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."
 
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mikepass
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 [Broken]

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