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Mood Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment

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· Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper briefly describing the Mood Disorders and detailing the current trends in diagnosis and treatment for this disorder.
· Format the essay in accordance with APA guidelines.

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1. Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper briefly describing the Mood Disorders and detailing the current trends in diagnosis and treatment for this disorder. Format the essay in accordance with APA guidelines.

Let's take a closer look through outline and information then look at information from various sources for each section, which you can then draw on for your final copy. I attached an APA resource to use as an exemplar. It will be fairly easy to take it to the next step and write your final copy.

Your tentative outline might look something to the effect...

I. Introduction (e.g., brief introduction to mood disorder; purpose statement: This paper describes the two of the most common Mood disorders and details trends in diagnosis and treatment).

II. Mood Disorders

A. Bipolar Disorder
i) Description
ii) Diagnosis
iii) Treatment

B. Depression
i) Description
ii) Diagnosis
iii) Treatment

III. Conclusion (e.g, re-state purpose; sum up main points)

Now, let's look at some information to help you complete each section successfully. I decided to focus on the two main mood disorders because of the length requirments for this paper. However, if you want to include all of them, please see http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/index.htm.

Mood disorders encompass several different types of disorders. The essential feature of these mental disorders also referred to as affective disorders is persistent or episodic exaggeration of mood state (American Psychiatric Association). Two of the most common mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness (Mood Disorders).
This paper describes...

Bipolar Disorder

Description

People with Bipolar Disorder experience extreme mood swings punctuated by periods of generally even-keeled behavior characterize this disorder. Bipolar disorder tends to run in families. On-set is typically in the mid-twenties and continues throughout life. Without treatment, people ...

Solution Summary

In reference to mood disorders, this solution briefly describes Mood Disorders and provides information about the current trends in diagnosis and treatment for this disorder. Links are also provided for further research. Supplemented with an excellent APA resource for formatting and referencing.

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