DSM5 Psychology

DSM5 Psychology
*A full three (3) page paper (Double-spaced, ¾ inch margins on the sides, 1 inch margins at top and bottom, at least 23 lines per page) dealing with a psychiatrically diagnosable mental disorder represented with the DSM 5. Each presentation should include: 1. A clear, complete definition of the diagnosable mental disorder. For the DSM 5 mental disorder which you choose, be certain to briefly mention key symptoms which would qualify an individual as experiencing the disorder (do not copy the symptoms word for word out of the DSM 5. Be sure to paraphrase, briefly, any information obtained by use of the DSM 5. In other words, do not copy word for word the diagnostic criteria specified in the DSM 5. Instead paraphrase in a concise, succinct fashion. Do not use an entire line to state 1 symptom but, instead, discuss the symptoms in sentence form. 2. A scholarly analysis of the possible causal explanations (genetic, neurobiological, psychological, social, cultural, etc.) of the disorder. This analysis should include five or more citations of specific peer-reviewed research studies (e.g., Johnson, 1999) and articles which one(s) support the causal explanations cited in your presentation. APA style is preferred but not mandatory. Do not cite textbooks on popular magazines such as
“Psychology Today” or “WebMD.” The DSM5 does not count as one of your 5 peer
reviewed references. You will be able to obtain information about these peer-reviewed research studies on the internet. Of the possible causes which you cite, which one(s) seem to be most supported by research data? Many students will need to cite more than five sources to document their contention of causes sufficiently. (See next paragraph also). Each paragraph will likely require one or more peer-reviewed journal article citations. Please avoid the use of lengthy quotations. (Paraphrase instead) 3. A review of intervention strategies that might be employed to treat the disorder which you are discussing. This review should consider psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and/or other strategies which have typically been found to be helpful in alleviating the disorder which you are considering. Again, citation of peer-reviewed research articles will be needed to support your contention that the research studies you site are appropriate ones.

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