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APA Guidelines for the DSM

I need to know how to write a 2-4 page case study following an outline and in APA style.
The outline looks like this
1 Cover Page
2 Abstract Page
3 Main Body of the Paper
a Brief introduction
b DSM Five Axis diagnosis presentation
i Axis I: Diagnostic Code and name; rule outs if any
ii Axis II Diagnostic Cose and name; if applicable; rule outs if any
iii Axis III Medical Conditions present if any
iv Axis IV Psychosocial & environmental factors present if any
v Axis V Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF Score)
c Discussion of evidence that supports the diagnosis
d Discussion of the rationale for deferring and/or ruling out certain diagnoses
e Summary/Conclusion
3 Reference Page
I already have a case study to follow that deals with a 35 year old women who is divorced and has severe migranes. She may be hurting herself. I need to know what the paper should look like


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****This work is not intended to be hand in ready, and it is advised that the student use the material in this posting as guidance and information for their original work****

Note: Each page should have a header and be numbered.

Note: Additional resources regarding font size and style can be found at:

It is strongly suggested the student review these resources before completing this assignment.

Here is the paper in the proper sequence according to the assignment given as well as the APA format. However, there may be some items which do not meet the criteria given by your instructor; therefore, it is advised that you carefully review the papers content and construction. The paper should follow this format:

1) The Cover Page

The title (cover) page should contain a running header which is flush to the left at the top of the page and a page number that is flush at the top right of the page. Additionally; the title page includes the title of your paper, your name and your school name.
2) The Abstract Page

The example paper follows from the abstract onward to the cited references, it is strongly suggested you review the APA style format when you are completing the assignment.


Mary White, age 35 and divorced was under the care of her primary physician for severe migraines. He provided her with a complete diagnosis and medication. However, her condition did not improve and he referred the case to a psychologist. The psychologist provided the standard battery of testing and intake procedures and evaluated her medical records. The evaluation indicated the existence of a personality disorder as well as conversion symptoms. However, there was no indication of depression or psychosis associated with her actions or medical history. In evaluating her medical records it was revealed that she had recently been hospitalized at least twenty times over the past five years. Further review of her medical records indicated she had been involved in an incident where she had actually given herself an unknown substance to induce vomiting. This was caught in film in the emergency room of the hospital where she had lived, she vehemently denied this occurred ...

Solution Summary

he information provided and the medical history would support conversion disorder. There are two schools of thought which prevail in the etiology of this disorder. The first is a psychoanalytic theory which suggests that unconscious conflicts cause the 'conversion' of this conflict into physical symptoms. The second suggests a disturbance in the central nervous system results in this disorder. Additionally; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition(DSM-IV) states that conversion disorder is an Avoidant Personality Disorder is often diagnosed... with Dependent Personality Disorder ...(p. 663). Therefore, in real life, Avoidant Personality Disorder is rarely pure and the classic presentation of the shy, withdrawn, shrinking, isolated, fearful person rarely seen clinically. (Kantor, 2003, p. 87) Personality Disorders are mental illnesses that share several unique qualities. They contain symptoms that are enduring and play a major role in most, if not all, aspects of the person's life. While many disorders vacillate in terms of symptom presence and intensity, personality disorders typically remain relatively constant. ("Personality disorders," 2004)