Assignment 2: Personality Disorders—Fact or Fiction?

Aug 13th, 2014
Price: $25 USD

Question description

Personality disorders are chronic and persistent behavioral and emotional disturbances that are often difficult to treat. Some professionals argue that these disorders are not mental disorders at all, but personality styles—that these individuals are just odd or unusual. Review your text book and a minimum of two peer reviewed references and develop an argument for or against the inclusion of personality disorders as a diagnostic category in the next version of the DSM. Be sure to support your position with relevant research on the causation, diagnosis, and treatment of personality disorders.

Develop your position into a 2-3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources and include a cover page and reference page. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc. 

By Wednesday, August 13, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Developed a persuasive argument for or against the inclusion of personality disorders as a diagnostic category.


Discussed the causation, diagnosis, and treatment of personality disorders in support of the position chosen.


Supported statements with reasons and research information from your text and a minimum of two peer reviewed references.


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.




Looking Ahead
Keep in mind that early in Module 5 the final piece of your course project is due. In this 4-5 page paper you will integrate the material you received in your interview/field research on your disorder of choice.

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