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? Consider the following scenario: The local community college that you work for is planning a seminar on common psychological disorders and has asked you to organize a presentation.

? Create a presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint that consists of 10-12 slides and addresses the following:

o The various types of disorders.

o At least one example of each disorder.

o Briefly explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment for each of your examples.

Format citations of original works within the presentation using APA guidelines.

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While there are hundreds of psychological illnesses listed in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual Fourth Edition Revised Text), according to Myers 1998 (see citation below) the most commonly diagnosed are mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, and generalized anxiety disorders), and schizophrenia.

Percentage of U.S. residents who have ever had a psychological disorder - retrieved from website http://web.mst.edu/~pfyc212b/disorder.htm on February 8, 2008.

Disorder Subs Abuse Gen Anx Disorder Phobia O.C.D. Mood Disorder
Black 13.8% 6.1% 23.4% 2.3% 6.3%
Hispanic 16.7% 3.7% 12.2% 1.8% 7.8%
White 13.6% 3.4% 9.7% 2.6% 8.0%
Men 23.8 2.4% 10.4% 2.0% 5.2%
Women 4.6 5.0% 17.7% 3.0% 10.2%

Schizophrenia Antisocial Pers Disorder
Black 2.1% 2.3%
Hispanic 0.8% 3.4%
White 1.4% 2.6%
Men 1.2% 4.5%
Women 1.7% 0.8%

(Original data from Robins & Regier, 1991; table adapted from Myers, 1998).

While there are hundreds of psychological illnesses listed in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic Statistical Manual Fourth Edition Revised Text), according to Myers ...

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o Anxiety Disorders
o Dissociative Disorders
o Somatoform Disorders
o Mood Disorders
o Schizophrenia
o Personality Disorders

The presentation should be at least 7- to 10-slides with speaker notes.

Describe the major characteristics and suspected causal factors for each class of disorder.

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