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Assessing and Diagnosing Abnormality

Controversy Over DSM-5

Can someone help me with a description of the controversy associated with the publication of the DSM-5? Also, can someone help me explain the controversy and how it may influence future professionals in the field?

Diagnosis Between Autism and Asperger's

Autistic disorder and Asperger's disorder are among the most pervasive mental disorders of childhood. Although children and adolescents diagnosed with either Autism or Asperger's possess impairments in the use of nonverbal behaviors, such as eye contact and/or gestures, each disorder outlines distinct and separate criteria for d

Psychosis-Related Symptoms

An explanation of whether psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia and why or why not; and possible alternative diagnoses for the psychosis-related symptoms.

A case study is analyzed with diagnoses and comparison of choice in treatments.

Analyze the case study listed below. Discuss what factors should be considered when diagnosing this case as required by each axis of the DSM-IV-TR. What is your treatment recommendation for the case? What medication is typically used to treat this diagnosis? Brian's parents would like to use natural remedies first before medica

What Constitutes Normal and Abnormal?

There have been differing ways presented in which psychology defines abnormal. Discuss the view that matches most closely (statistical) by answering the following questions: - Why did you choose this view? - What are the pros and cons to your view? - Is normal healthy? For example, in this country it has become normal t

Thoughts on DSM IV TR & Five Axis System

Hello! I need some thoughts/ideas on the following prompt: What is your opinion of the DSM-IV-TR multiaxial evaluation system? Do you feel it captures enough information about a client and his/her situation? Is anything missing? What about personal strengths and environmental resources? How do you feel about the Global

Examination of Clinical Psychology

1. The role of research and statistics in clinical psychology 2. The differences between clinical psychology and other mental health professions (i.e. social worker, psychiatry, school psychology, etc)

Childhood Diagnosis Scenario: Depression and PTSD

Kelli is a 6-year-old who lives in a dangerous neighborhood, goes to an under-funded, crowded school, and lives in poverty at home with her single mother and two siblings. Her father was mostly absent from her life, but Kelli knows the father recently was shot in the neighborhood and paralyzed. Kelli's mother spends a lot of tim

DSM-IV TR and Disorder Classifications

Address the following: Eating, Substance Abuse, Sex/Gender/Sexual, Impulse-Control, and Personality Disorders. - Define the major DSM IV-TR categories of eating, substance abuse, sex/gender/sexual, and personality disorders. - Examine the various classifications of eating, substance abuse, sex/gender/sexual, and personali

Depression Case Study

Case: Christina is a 25-year-old Mexican American woman who has been working as an elementary school teacher since she graduated from college three years ago. Although she does well at her job, she has been "feeling low" ever since she left college. When she took this teaching position, she had to relocate to a city over

Ethnicity and Behavior

Please help with the following problem. Define ethnicity and classify normal and abnormal behavior.

Gender and sexual preferences/practices

I am doing an essay on abnormal behavior and the topic I chose is gender and sexual preferences/practices. I need help pointing me in the right direction on how to even get started. I need to explain how classifications of abnormal behavior can vary widely based on situational factors. I also need to define abnormal and normal b

Mental illness stigma data are presented.

Stories about social problems are everywhere â?" television news, radio, newspapers, magazines, and journal articles. Your assignment is to find a news story related to a social problem that we have or will have discussed prior to the assignment due date that is of interest to you. (Mental Illness) What is the issue? What

Diagnosis case study

John who is 23 years old was arrested for possesion of drugs and stealing a car. He was living alone and currently not employed. About 2 years ago he droped out of college and the 2 year of college he attempted suicide and was taking medications for his depression. He recently stopped taking the medications because he thought he

Defining Abnormality

I need help with defining and classifying normal and abnormal behavior to Age, Culture, and Religion. I only need the Age part.

Diagnosis - Depression and Psychopaths/sociopaths

Typically depressed clients are suicidal but homicidal to a much lesser degree. Please look up the diagnosis for psychopaths/sociopaths and compare them to the diagnosis for depression and state the similarities and differences.

DSM-IV Problems and diagnosing personality disorders

CheckPoint: DSM-IV Problems The DSM-IV is an important tool for clinicians. It provides a standard for diagnoses to be standardized across psychology; however, the DSM-IV is not as precise for diagnosing personality disorders as some psychologists would like. Give an example of each of the following problems identified i

Diagnostic Statistic Manual IV (DSM-IV) - Review & Diagnosis

As part of your internship, you will be able to conduct initial interviews of some of the jail detainees. You decide to prepare for these interviews by reviewing some of the basics of assessment and diagnosis with the Diagnostic Statistic Manual IV (DSM-IV). · Describe the role of the DSM-IV in making a diagnosis.

Multi-factorial Model, Diagnosis of Illness and Psychology

1. Summarize the multi-factorial model and how it relates to the diagnosis of illnesses. 2. Select two health problems discussed in the text. Explain what role psychology has played in understanding and managing these health problems. Provide references.

Abnormal Psychology - Case Study

This patients history leads you to believe that some sort of brain injury has occurred, You believe that a preselected battery of standard tests is the most beneficial. What test battery would you use? What are its component parts and what are its limitations? Tim, a 21 Year old man, has just been admitted to the hospital. He h

Abnormal Psychology - What would the diagnosis be for this client?

What would the diagnosis be for this client? Roger comes to your office because he has recently been laid off from his job as a store manager. He is concerned because he has started to drink heavily as a result of this and finds himself feeling incredibly sad and depressed. His wife is supportive, but he is afraid she will get