Mental Disorders

Read article: http://www.biography.com/#!/people/adam-lanza-21068899#synopsis

Next view article that discusses Lanza’s psychiatric treatments titled “Lanza’s Psychiatric Treatment Revealed in Documents”, located at http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-28/news/hc-lanza-sandy-hook-report1228-20131227_1_peter-lanza-adam-lanza-nancy-lanza.

1). Compare and contrast three (3) key similarities and three (3) differences between mental illnesses and mental disorders. Provide one (1) example of each similarity and difference to support your response.

2). Speculate whether or not Adam Lanza’s engagement with violent video games was a stressor that caused him to act out his obsession with mass murders. Next hypothesize whether or not Adam Lanza would have been a good candidate for treatment of his mental illness if he had not committed suicide. Justify your response.

3). Since Lanza was diagnosed at a young age with a mental illness, suggest one (1) action psychologists should have suggested that could have prevented the assault that occurred at Sandy Hook elementary. Support your response.

4). Differentiate between the key characteristics associated with functional mental disorders, minor mental disorders (i.e. neuroses), and manic-depression behavior. Next, support or criticize the notion that one disorder is more severe than the other. Justify the respnse.

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