OpenStax College: Psychology: "Chapter 15: Psychological Disorders"
Read Chapter 15, which provides an overview on the nature of psychological disorders. Questions to ponder (based on previous readings) include how can new technologies offer the promise of lasting advances in our understanding of the causes of human psychological suffering? Much current research is framed by the model of psychopathology portrayed in current versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Although the modern DSMs have been fundamental in advancing psychopathology research, recent research also challenges some assumptions made in the DSM -- for example, the assumption that all forms of psychopathology are well conceived of as discrete categories.