Article on Psychological Disorders

ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS 3

Articleon Psychological Disorders

Articleon Psychological Disorders

Thearticle selected is about the definition of psychological disordersand their classification. The article explores not only thedefinition but also the classification of psychological disordersusing the DSM IV and particularly the DSM V. While the authorsrecognize the existence of other criteria of explaining mentaldisorders they comprehensively define mental disorders using the DSMV criterion. To explain the difference between the two criteria,Stein et al (2010), comprehensively discusses the use of DSM IV andthe DSM V to classify psychological disorders. The article alsoexplores the weaknesses of the previous standards used to provide thedefinitions. The authors additionally discuss the various criteriaunder DSM V that are used to classify psychological disorders underthe DSM levels. Thearticle relates to the course, and chapter 12 in specific, about thedefinition and classification of mental disorders. The explanation ofthe psychological disorders by the authors reflects the factsdiscussed in the chapter. The article further gives a practicalrelation of the knowledge learnt in the course, to the experiences ofthe psychologists in defining, diagnosing and classifying variouspsychological disorders.This article is important inmy life because it explained an aspect that had bothered me sometime, to understand how psychological disorders are diagnosed. I hadwatched a documentary about mental disorders, and it was not clearhow psychiatrists described and classified psychological disorders.At the same time, the article offered me a way of explaining thedifferent mental conditions that are prevalent in the society. Thisway, I was able to know the type of psychological disorder I hadobserved in our neighborhood. More importantly, the article gave agreat level of understanding the psychological disorders in thesociety. ReferenceStein,D., Phillips, K., Bolton, D., et al. (2010). Whatis a Mental/Psychiatric Disorder? From DSM-IV to DSM-V,Retrieved From, &lthttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3101504&gt