Early in the course, you have selected a specific disorder. Research it using
online library resources.Use a minimum of 5 sources At least three of those sources should be peer-reviewed journal articles. The
remaining 2 sources may be books, journal articles, or reputable web sites (like
those from professional organizations or governmental agencies, not Wikipedia or
address the following in a paper:
Description of the selected disorder (Identify the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic
category for the disorder and distinguish between diagnostic and commonly used
- Causative factors of the disorder
- Diagnosis of the disorder
- Treatment of the disorder
- Survey of current research on the disorder
5-page paper in Word format. Remember to use the rubric listed below
Apply APA standards to citation of sources, and include an APA
style title/cover page and reference page.
Description of selected disorder is clear, insightful, and
accurate. Identification of DSM-IV-TR diagnostic category for the disorder is
present, clear and accurate. Distinction between diagnostic and commonly used
terminology is present and indicates synthesis of material. Symptoms of the
disorder are summarized in a concise manner. Prevalence, course, familial
pattern, and culture/gender/age factors are discussed in a clear and astute
Causative factors for the disorder are clearly identified
and insightfully explained. Factors include the most common or obvious and the
subtle or more intricate for the disorder. Genetic, biological, behavioral,
psychodynamic, and sociocultural explanations are insightfully addressed.
Diagnosis of the disorder is insightful, thorough, and
reasonable. Multiple factors, both obvious and subtle, are addressed in the
diagnosis. A clear and insightful differential diagnosis is provided to explain
how one would differentiate between the selected diagnosis and other similar diagnoses.
Treatment of the disorder is clear, astute, thorough, and
reasonable. Multiple factors are addressed in the treatment. Both long term and
short term treatment plans are present. Multiple treatment approaches are
described in relationship to the causal explanations provided above.
Survey of current research on the disorder is insightful and
represents a comprehensive sampling of many common and uncommon view
points. Research from a variety of
scholarly areas is used to describe which causal explanations and treatment
approaches are empirically supported.
Introduction catches the reader’s attention, provides
compelling and appropriate background info, and clearly states the topic.
The paper is well organized around an arguable, focused
Thoughtful transitions clearly show how ideas relate.
Conclusion leaves the reader with a sense of closure and
provides concluding insights.