The Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology and Psychologists are divided into topic sections to help you locate information easier and faster. When possible, the FAQ will also direct you to another section of the website containing more detailed information about the topic.

This section includes FAQs about Psychological Problems and Disorders:

  1. Who decides that a particular behavior pattern is a psychological problem?
  2. What is the difference between a psychological problem and a psychological diagnosis or disorder?
  3. How is mental illness different from a psychological problem?
  4. What is the difference between the medical model and the psychological model used to explain psychological problems?
  5. What are psychological traits or characteristics?
  6. What is the difference between a psychological trait and a psychological problem?

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