Outline Research Paper 40pts
Students will choose one psychological disorder from the DSM, and write a brief (approximately 4-5 pages) paper. The paper should include at least two references other than the textbooks. These should be books, journal articles, etc. The paper must be double spaced and APA format.
Demonstrates knowledge of diagnosis chosen, provides adequate information on the etiology, prevalence, symptom presentation, descriptive features, culture, age, gender features, course of the disorder, differential diagnosis, laboratory findings/physical exam findings, familial pattern, etc. (15pts)
Provides correct diagnostic criteria for the disorder, discusses any changes made from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5. Provides information on any specifiers that belong to the diagnosis. (10pts)
Provides information on the treatment available (both pharmacological and therapeutic) Uses two other references besides DSM-5 (10pts)
Paper is APA formatted (5pts)