Essays Tagged: "DSM-IV"

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Gender: Why are girls less diagnosed than boys?

Disorder, more commonly known as ADD or ADHD, has become much more common recently. As of 1994 the DSM-IV stated that about 3%-5% of American school aged children have this disorder. While it is quit ... e implies, this sub-type needs to meet all criteria for both hyperactive-impulsive and inattention (DSM-IV, 1994).I am interested in this topic because I worked with children at a school in my hometow ...

(8 pages) 428 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

mental ilnesses (BPD)

ere developed from research done by Gunderson, Kolb, and Zanarini. Finally, there is the "official" DSM-IV definition.Some researchers, like Judith Herman, believe that BPD is a name given to a partic ... eatment regressions; and ability to arouse inappropriately close or hostile treatment relationships.DSM-IV criteriaThe DSM-IV gives these nine criteria; a diagnosis requires that the subject present w ...

(7 pages) 134 0 4.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Decreasing Brain Matter in Schizophrenia! scientific tests and progress of testing and preventing the degeneration of gray matter.

nics, in contrast to comparative healthy test subjects.IntroductionSchizophrenia, as defined in the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994), is classified as a serious psychotic disorder affect ... and 47 women with the psychiatric disorder (meeting the standards of schizophrenia set forth by the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994)), and 106 men and 52 women were chosen as the control ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Classification of Personality Disorders in the DSM-IV

The classification of personality disorders is controversial. An example would be that the DSM-IV has disorders listed that have discrepancies with the book used in Europe, the ICD-10. Narcis ... ted that have discrepancies with the book used in Europe, the ICD-10. Narcissism is included in the DSM-IV, but not the ICD-10. Another example is that a person's culture plays a large role in diagnos ...

(1 pages) 113 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

What is a paraphilia?

tasies, urges, or behaviors must occur for no less than 6 months to meet diagnostic criteria in the DSM-IV and must interfere with either satisfactory sexual relations or everyday functioning.In perso ... of oneself or another personAdult sexual behavior that involves children or nonconsenting adultsThe DSM-IV lists 8 major paraphilias:1. Exhibitionism--focus on exposing oneself to an unsuspecting pers ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Central features of paraphilias-an outline

The central features of all paraphilias, according to the DSM-IV, are:Sexual urges or sexual fantasies with non-human objects and/or sexual behaviors with non ...

(4 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Frotteurism and Pedophilia.

to decrease when the man reaches his late twenties. To be considered diagnosable, according to the DSM-IV, this behavior must be present over a period of at least 6 months, be recurrent, and the fant ... involving sexual activity with a prepubescent child (typically age 13 or younger). According to the DSM-IV, to be considered for this diagnosis, the individual must be at least 16 years old and at lea ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Major Depressive Disorder

"Major Depressive Disorder"DSM-IV 296Presented for Mental Health and IllnessTo Ms. ThurstonBy Vidushi SinghApril 25, 2004"An ol ... l and environmental factors are involved in the onset of depression.The simple diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV 296.3x) for major depressive disorder includes: 1) at least 2 major depressive episode (with ...

(2 pages) 111 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


(4 pages) 90 1 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Sexual Sadism and Masochism

achieve sexual excitement or gratification (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Moreover, the DSM-IV requires that the patient in question must have for at least six months intense sexual desire ... partner so as to achieve sexual excitement (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Likewise, the DSM-IV also have prerequisites for masochism which are the occurrence of intense sexual desires, fan ...

(6 pages) 130 5 4.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Personality Types and Negotiations Techniques

My Personality Types and Negotiations TechniquesThe DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) defines personality as:Enduring patte ...

(6 pages) 216 2 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Avoidant Personality Disorder

level, suicide.One of the most unique personality disorders is the AvoidantPersonality Disorder.The DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 1994)describes Avoidant Personality Disorder as: a persuas ...

(4 pages) 61 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Discuss If an accurate DSM-IV diagnosis is made treatment is straight forward.

Even if an accurate early diagnosis using the DSM-IV has been made to confirm a childhood disorder, treatment is not necessarily guaranteed to be ... provider may be faced with in an effort to achieve the best course of treatment for the child .The DSM-IV is undoubtably a valuable tool for ensuring a fairly accurate diagnosis of a wide range of me ... y illness or disorder that it aids in diagnosing.An accurate diagnosis is vitally important and the DSM-IV is indispensable in assisting this, however it must not be assumed that treatment will always ...

(8 pages) 146 0 3.4 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Eating Disorders

4th Edition. It is important to mention that obesity is not classified as a mental disorder in the DSM-IV but it is rather a factor considered in binge eating disorder.Anorexia nervosa is a mental di ...

(7 pages) 209 1 4.2 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Communications class research paper) A very understudied topic that was difficult to obtain information about.

NPD) is best defined via the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) (1995) as one possessing such dominant characteristics as "pervasive patterns of grandiosity ... r 12, 2005, from InfoTrac Onefile databaseDiagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-IV. (1995). Washington, DC:American Psychiatric Association.Fink, P. J. (2004, January). F ...

(9 pages) 54 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Validity and Etiology of Dissociative Identity Disorder

Formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder is described by the DSM-IV as "a failure to integrate various aspects of identity, memory and consciousness" in which su ... ting (Elzinga; Phaf; Ardon; van Dyck, 2003).A more commonly practiced theory, also reflected in the DSM-IV states that memories are compartmentalized into the different personality states, where memor ...

(9 pages) 62 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Diagrams missing)

agnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (more commonly referred to as the DSM-IV), the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale, and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Screener ( ... Another tool used to judge how extensive OCD is in a patient is a checklist of common symptoms.The DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for OCD: (Anxiety and Stress NP)A. Either obsessions or compulsions:Obses ...

(18 pages) 98 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Feminist Therapy And Anorexia Nervosa

and evaluated the condition of each woman in comparison with the diagnostic criteria listed in the DSM-IV. The results indicated that the women who participated in feminist therapy did not significan ... mia. This study will focus solely on anorexia nervosa in women and it's treatment. According to the DSM-IV (1994), a woman is diagnosed as having anorexia when she refuses to maintain even a minimal b ...

(7 pages) 55 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays


ors of mental disturbances? -Perfectionist, seeing things, ect.Why do mental health workers use the DSM-IV? - to diagnose the correct disorder What is anxiety? What kind of relations do people experie ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology