This book, fifth in VJM Publishing’s Writing With Psychology series and due for release in the summer of 2018/19, details how to write engaging characters who have mental illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders.
There are several reasons why the subject of mental illness and disorder is of interest to a reader.
To provide a compassionate portrayal.
To provide a more accurate portrayal.
To provide a more dramatic portrayal.
1. Borderline Personality Disorder
2. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
3. Avoidant Personality Disorder
4. Schizotypal Personality Disorder
5. Antisocial Personality Disorder
6. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
7. Paranoid Personality Disorder
8. Histrionic Personality Disorder
10. Dependent Personality Disorder
11. Conduct Disorder
12. Oppositional Defiant Disorder
14. Bulimia Nervosa
15. Anorexia Nervosa
16. Illness Anxiety Disorder
17. Dissociative Identity Disorder
18. Depersonalisation Disorder
19. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
20. Generalised Anxiety Disorder
21. Clinical Depression
22. Bipolar Disorder
24. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
25. Autism Spectrum Disorder
26. Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder
27. Panic Disorder