Psychological Testing and Clinical Diagnosis

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Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

Please Select a diagnosis from the following:

  1. PTSD
  2. Anorexia Nervosa
  3. Schizophrenia
  4. Bipolar Disorder
  5. Insomnia
  6. Other type of diagnosis with instructor approval

After choosing one of the above, write a 750 word paper about your selected diagnosis. Use headings and include the following in your paper:

  1. A brief summary of the chosen disorder that includes symptoms, prevalence, development, and course according to the most recent version of the DSM.
  2. An explanation of the types of tools that would be used in order to make a diagnosis of the disorder. One tool described should be the DSM's cross-cutting symptom measure.
  3. A minimum of two recommended psychological tests that could be used for the selected diagnosis.
  4. For each of the tests listed, include an explanation if the test is considered reliable and valid (use the Mental Measurements Yearbook in the GCU Online Library for this information). The Mental Measurements Yearbook can be found by navigating to the following link, then scrolling to the Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print:
  5. Would a personality assessment be an appropriate tool for diagnosis? Why or why not?
  6. Additional information about each test to include the price, length of time to administer, and any other relevant information.
  7. Include at least three scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper

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Bipolar Disorder
Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder takes two forms. Type I and Type II.
Type I: causes maniac periods alternating with bouts of depression. Periods of wellness
characterize these signs, which can last weeks or months.
Type II: depression occurs but with mild forms of mania, commonly known as hypomania.
Other unspecified forms of bipolar Disorder exist, and include Cyclothamia which is manifested
through frequent change of moods, but mild. Bipolar Disorder is a terminology describing mood
and energy symptoms which are few, but which are inadequate for classification as clear cut
episodes (Phillips & Frank, 2016). When mood changes take place over a one-year period, it
becomes the threshold for Bipolar Disorder. Men and women experience Bipolar Disorder
differently but statistical findings show women are more affected by Bipolar Disorder compared
to men.
Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
➢ Distinct periods of abnormal and persistent irritable mood changes, and...

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