Diagnostic Paper Assignment
This assignment is due at the end of Week 7.
Students will select one psychological disorder described from *any* of your readings from the course textbook, Psychopathology: Foundations for a Contemporary Understanding, 4th edition (Maddux & Winstead, 2016). NOTE: Here’s the link for the “full e-text” since you will need to use this as your primary source:
In your discussion, you MUST address the following.
- Thoroughly describe the disorder in terms of symptom presentation and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria using the *text* as your primary source.
- Discuss treatment options for this disorder, being sure to outline both pharmacological and psychotherapy-based options using the *text* as your primary source.
- THEN – Select a one peer reviewed scholarly journal article from the APUS Library that relates to your selected disorder. Summarize the article and discuss how it relates to your selected diagnosis,
- THEN write a clear conclusion.
Please try to “talk to me”about your chosen disorder. AVOID the typical copy & paste information from the text and related resources and a lot of psychobabble with data and related nonsense.
*YES*, you MUST use citations and references in APA 7th edition to support the symptoms from the Diagnostice and Stastical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) yet remember that if you use more than 2 or 3 words OR 2 or 3 sentences from a source, you MUST use quotes or a block quote. Contact me with questions!
***The required minimum length of this paper is 6 and your goal should be close to 8 pages, in addition to a required a cover page and a reference list.
Papers must comply with APA 7th edition formatting rules, including font size and margins, and must have a scholarly focus and tone. Remember that there is APA format help in the Content section of our course and in the writing center!!
Quoting of published material OR the use of the first-person “I” are not permitted and will result in point loss. All source material must be paraphrased into your own words and cited appropriately.
Upon submission, your work will auto-run through Turnitin.com’s plagiarism checker software. Should you have more than 30% similarity, you will be asked to resubmit and have one-day to do this ~ so be careful!