You must identify and discuss the following points in your paper:
Name and brief description of the disorder
Main symptoms (remember to touch upon cognitive, behavioral, and emotional realms of which are our focus for this class)
A case illustration from a celebrity account, personal account, or other source to demonstrate how the symptoms may appear in an actual patient.
A brief summary of the most effective and evidence-based treatment methods for this disorder.
This assignment requires that you utilize a minimum of three (3) different reference sources. You are allowed to use our textbook as one source of information; however, you are encouraged to use other sources of reference material (i.e., scholarly books or articles) that you can find at the library. Do not use Wikipedia, Psychology Today, or another social media site that is aimed at the average layperson. Be sure that you correctly cite (in APA style) any reference materials within the body of your paper and on your Reference Page.
This paper must be a minimum of two (2) FULL pages in length and a maximum of four (4) pages. It should include a Title Page and a Reference page which do not count in the page totals required of this assignment.
Psychological Disorders Writing Assignment Topics
List of Psychological Disorders to Choose From:
Global Developmental Disability
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Substance/Medication Induced Psychotic Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Bipolar I Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Social Anxiety Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Specific Phobia (must choose a specific type of animal, environmental, blood/injury, or situational phobia to write about)