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  1. #1 How well do you think you can clinically diagnose and recognize psychiatric/psychological symptoms and disorders? 
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    I enjoyed the quiz:

    Psychological Disorders Quiz

    How much did you know compared to what you thought you knew?


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    I got the first 10/10, but then I quit because it felt too much like homework for me and there were too many questions. It seemed easier than I was expecting, but I had several psych classes my freshman and sophomore years so maybe I remembered more than I thought I would.

    Edit: Yeah, I just read through the rest really quickly, and it seemed very similar to what we learned in my introductory to abnormal psych class. I would never try to diagnose someone though!


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    I got 88%

    Edit: Did better than I thought, I've never taken a psych course that focuses on abnormalities or personality disorders... But I guess cumulatively I have learned a thing or two about psychological disorders through the psych courses I have taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stander-j View Post
    I got 88%

    Edit: Did better than I thought, I've never taken a psych course that focuses on abnormalities or personality disorders... But I guess cumulatively I have learned a thing or two about psychological disorders through the psych courses I have taken.
    88% is fantastic for somebody without a background in the field. In fact, if the average psychiatrist had diagnostic success that averaged in the high-eighties/low-nineties, there wouldn't be so much horror and confusion that comes with a misdiagnosis...the complication that troubles me the most is the pharmacological action on specific cells, it can be a nightmare for the patient.

    I do respect Psychiatry. In fact, I respect it so much that after med school, its #1 on my list of residency selections! Finding a Psychiatrist with good intentions is easy, the trouble lies in finding one that is actually good. They may be highly intelligent and exceptionally compassionate, but you can't really teach excellent interpersonal clinical intuition, and that's the key, in my opinion. That, and it is my view that the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual is a disaster
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    I couldn't diagnose anything - except maybe a panic attack - in a fit.

    I got 95% - but that indicates a familiarity with the literature and lots of conversations with professionals.

    It certainly doesn't indicate anything like professional competence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessEndeavor View Post
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    I got 88%

    Edit: Did better than I thought, I've never taken a psych course that focuses on abnormalities or personality disorders... But I guess cumulatively I have learned a thing or two about psychological disorders through the psych courses I have taken.
    88% is fantastic for somebody without a background in the field. In fact, if the average psychiatrist had diagnostic success that averaged in the high-eighties/low-nineties, there wouldn't be so much horror and confusion that comes with a misdiagnosis...the complication that troubles me the most is the pharmacological action on specific cells, it can be a nightmare for the patient.

    I do respect Psychiatry. In fact, I respect it so much that after med school, its #1 on my list of residency selections! Finding a Psychiatrist with good intentions is easy, the trouble lies in finding one that is actually good. They may be highly intelligent and exceptionally compassionate, but you can't really teach excellent interpersonal clinical intuition, and that's the key, in my opinion. That, and it is my view that the Diagnostics and Statistics Manual is a disaster
    Yes, but I had the answers presented in front of me. If I had to elaborate the answers myself, without being prompted with one of the possible answers, you can be sure I wouldn't ever have selected 'Fugue State' as one of the answers. Like adelady has pointed out, this test doesn't represent ability in practice - just familiarity with the subject.

    If you put me in a room with a person with a pyschological disorder, my guess would be as good as any other layman's. Maybe, maybe, I could ball park the disorder into its respective cluster... But that's about it.
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    I hope I didn't indicate that this quiz equated to diagnose and treat actual patients. Was more than less just curious to see what the common person could figure out in pyschopathology and neurotic trivia.

    I think I may have chosen a poor place to spawn my spontaneous rant about psychiatrists as well.
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    This quiz says nothing. I wouldn't be able to diagnose anyone.
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    First question, it was the lady and the snake, turned me right off. It's not even a question, more or less what you think it MAY be. I mean for the lady there is obvious stress, mental issues, hell we really don't know her at all. She could even be insane for all we know.
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    Wow, that was so interesting! I just finished the test and received a 77%. Always go with your first answer! lol I would like to learn more about general anxiety disorder. Sometimes, I worry over things most people don't worry over, so I'm left wondering now. Thanks for posting this for us!
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    psychiatrists? dopes who push morals as science (everybody knows morals don't exist anyhow).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    psychiatrists? dopes who push morals as science (everybody knows morals don't exist anyhow).
    I consider psychiatrists to be scientists (who push dope and are corrupt or completely stupid.)

    American psychiatrists prescribe drugs like seroquel, risperdal, ex.ex.. But UN studies show patients who do (not) take these drugs, do better in the long run than patients who do take the drugs. These drugs also cause heart attacks, diabetes, suicide, uncontrollable life long shaking, men to grow breasts, ex.ex.ex.ex.ex..................

    And I say they are corrupt (or) completely stupid because those medicines can cost $10,000 - $20,000 a year to take. Every time they prescribe those drugs someone is making a large sum of money, is there some form of corruption here??


    What kind of doctor prescribes (very) expensive medicine that kills patients and hinders their patients long term medical health?
    Answer: A corrupt one or a completely stupid one.
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    Lets not kid ourselves.

    we're all nuts, all right.

    We're just trying to prove we're not, right?


    With that done, we look at ourselves, try to find clemency with others.

    Is that so hard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad View Post
    But UN studies show patients who do (not) take these drugs, do better in the long run than patients who do take the drugs. These drugs also cause heart attacks, diabetes, suicide, uncontrollable life long shaking, men to grow breasts, ex.ex.ex.ex.ex..................
    That's truly excellent news about those UN studies. Since the UN studies are available perhaps you'd be so kind as to post one or two that support your claim :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
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    But UN studies show patients who do (not) take these drugs, do better in the long run than patients who do take the drugs. These drugs also cause heart attacks, diabetes, suicide, uncontrollable life long shaking, men to grow breasts, ex.ex.ex.ex.ex..................
    That's truly excellent news about those UN studies. Since the UN studies are available perhaps you'd be so kind as to post one or two that support your claim :-)
    Sorry for not listing a source. These are the best sources that I could easily find.


    http://psychrights.org/research/dige...0yearecord.pdf

    Costly Top-Selling Antipsychotic Drugs May Do More Harm Than Good, Says Stanford Researcher | Health

    Taking antipsychotic drugs 'can do more harm than good' | BPS


    The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs | Mad In America

    BMJ admits antipsychotic drugs kill far more people than terrorism

    The case against antipsychotic drugs: a 50-ye... [Med Hypotheses. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI



    I hope that you are doing well,
    Chad.
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    Truly Excellent Chad.

    I'm not sure they all fall into the broad category but certainly drives home the point that many antipsychotic drugs commonly proscribed over the past decades do significant harm to the patients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chad View Post
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    But UN studies show patients who do (not) take these drugs, do better in the long run than patients who do take the drugs. These drugs also cause heart attacks, diabetes, suicide, uncontrollable life long shaking, men to grow breasts, ex.ex.ex.ex.ex..................
    That's truly excellent news about those UN studies. Since the UN studies are available perhaps you'd be so kind as to post one or two that support your claim :-)
    Sorry for not listing a source. These are the best sources that I could easily find.


    http://psychrights.org/research/dige...0yearecord.pdf

    Costly Top-Selling Antipsychotic Drugs May Do More Harm Than Good, Says Stanford Researcher | Health

    Taking antipsychotic drugs 'can do more harm than good' | BPS


    The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs | Mad In America

    BMJ admits antipsychotic drugs kill far more people than terrorism

    The case against antipsychotic drugs: a 50-ye... [Med Hypotheses. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI



    I hope that you are doing well,
    Chad.
    I don't have the time to check all of these sources at the moment, but please don't ever cite natural news again.
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