Choose one of these two topics, 1) Mood Disorders, or 2) ADHD, Autism, and Asperger's.
Sufficiently answer the questions posed....
1) Mood disorders: Causes and treatment
a). See Chapter 12 on “Defining Psychological Disorders” and read Section 12. 3 on Mood Disorders: Emotions as Illness. http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Introduction%20to%20Psychology.pdf
Given the discussion about the causes of depression and negative moods, what might people do to try to feel better on days that they are experiencing negative moods?
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b). Turn to the chapter on “Treating Psychological Disorders” to gain a perspective on the different treatment options. Discuss one or more treatments for depression or mood disorders based on what you have read.
2) ADHD, Autism and Asperger’s: Overdiagnosed?
First, read Chapter 12 "Defining Psychological Disorders", section 12.3 Diagnosis or Overdiagnisis? ADHD, Autistic Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder. Next, go the Chapter 13 on “Treating Psychological Disorders”, section 13.1, and you will see the Criteria for Diagnosing ADHD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Consider the diagnosis of ADHD, autism, and Asperger’s disorder from the biological, personal, and social-cultural perspectives. Do you think that these disorders are overdiagnosed? Why or why not? How might clinicians determine if ADHD is dysfunctional or distressing to the individual?
2 Essay Questions.
Note: it is ok to quote directly occasionally, especially when providing definitions, but put statements in quotations marks and cite the chapter and page number or the section, then explain in your own words.
1. Describe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Identify some of the biological, psychological, and social factors associated with the disorder. Briefly discuss how PTSD could treated using psychological, biomedical and social approaches described in your textbook.
look in ch 13, sec 13.3 and 13.4
2. Choose one of the videos listed below.
Provide a brief review of the video you select. Discuss the importance of the information presented for psychology. How might this information be useful to you.