Chapter16 Practice Essays by qWNrjLTT


									1. A newspaper editorialist argues that the use of DSM-IV diagnostic labels is
   destructively antidemocratic, because it enables an elite corps of mental health
   professionals to subtly control the values and life-styles of the rest of society. First give
   reasons supporting this argument, then defend the continued use of diagnostic labels.

2. A guest on a TV talk show claims that “major depressive disorder is not a psychological
   problem; it's a disease that can be medically treated.” Evaluate the strengths and
   weaknesses of this claim.

3. Differentiate between antisocial personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and
   schizophrenia. What relationships might exist between each disorder and insanity?

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