What are your thoughts on the DSM 5 changes regarding the pervasive developmental disorders psychology homework help

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  • What are your thoughts on the DSM-5 changes regarding the pervasive developmental disorders? More specifically, do you agree or disagree with the reclassification of Asperger’s syndrome as level 1, high-functioning autism? Why/why not?
  • When it comes to autism, there are many myths. Answer one of the following questions and, in addition, cite from the Chapter 5 reading as well as the DSM-5 to support your responses:
    • Do you believe that autism is caused by early childhood vaccinations?
    • Do you believe that those diagnosed with autism have special talents and abilities?
    • Do you believe that those diagnosed with autism have a lowered IQ or that they experience an intellectual disability?

    2. Chapters 7 and 8 explore the various mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and stressor-related disorders. One issue of concern with these disorders is comorbidity: the situation that occurs when multiple diagnostic conditions occur simultaneously within the same individual. Watch this brief clip, What About Bob Therapy Scene, from the film What About Bob (1991). While exaggerated for comedic effect, Bob’s description of a wide variety of symptoms brings up some questions and concerns.
    In your initial post, address the following:

    • What are some pros and cons of diagnosing someone (e.g., Bob) with more than one condition?
    • Comorbidity is especially common between the mood and anxiety/OCD/trauma disorders. Why do you think that is?
    • Consider the track that you have selected for your final project (i.e., biological, psychological, sociocultural). How might an individual who adopts the perspective of your track explain the issue of comorbidity

    3. In your initial post, address the following:

    • More often than not, the media misrepresents schizophrenia and DID, often referring to those with multiple identities as “schizophrenic.” What are some examples that you can think of from the media (e.g., movies, TV shows, books) in which schizophrenia and/or DID is portrayed? Would you describe these depictions as accurate or inaccurate? Why or why not?
    • As a practicing clinician, how might you differentiate between schizophrenia and DID such that you present an accurate diagnosis?

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