Chapter 15 Psychological Disorders

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In chapter 15 they start out by jumping in to some psychological orders and showing the conceptions of these illnesses. They also talk about the common misconceptions that the people of today seem to assume. These conceptions are based on the mental illnesses. the chapter then moves on to anxiety disorders and some of the common symptoms of them. It explains the way these people feel that suffer from these disorders. Then mood disorders and suicides and they identify the different characteristics of mood disorders, and also what events in ones life may lead to depression and other mood disorders. It looks inside these to see if in suicide cases, if what the end result that the people committing this act really want is to die. It researches it and breaks down the myths about suicide. Then the chapter touches on personality and dissociative disorders, it identifies the characteristics of these disorders and examines the controversies. The chapter talks about schizophrenia and the symptoms and links it to genetic influences that heighten chances of being schizophrenic. Lastly, it wraps up the chapter with childhood disorders and the symptoms and surrounding disorders that are linked to these childhood disorders.

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According to your post, the authors of the textbook try to see whether or not suicide victims actually wanted the outcome of death. To me, this is unwise. While evaluating the brain can lead to finding many cause-and-effect relationships based on chemical imbalances, suicide is not something that can be evaluated "in a vacuum." There are myriad reasons people commit such an act, and due to the chemical balances behind suicide one could hypothetically view it as an imperative action--thus making further research efforts futile.

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