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Writing assignment For this assignment, find a movie or television show that depicts a person with a mental illness in the DSM-V. You will then research the disorder and write a 500-1000 word APA-style paper describing the scene(s) portraying the mental illness and addressing whether it is portrayed accurately or inaccurately. You must support your conclusions with research about the disorder using at least three academic references. This assignment is not designed to stereotype people with disorders, but rather for you to consider how accurately disorders are represented in popular media. Your paper should include the following components: 1. 1. An introduction describing the media example you selected. (5 points) a. Explain the show/movie with enough detail so that the intended reader can understand even if they have never seen the example. b. If you choose a television show, you may describe a single episode rather than the entire series. 1. 2. Provide three pieces of evidence from the media source portraying symptoms/behaviors of the disorder, using at least one academic source to support each piece of evidence. (15 points per piece of evidence) a. Explain the scene portraying the behavior and explain whether it is an accurate or inaccurate portrayal of the disorder based on your research. b. Be detailed. You want your reader to be able to see exactly why this character has or does not have this disorder. Include the information you used to make your determination. 2. 3. Include a references page with your three references listed at the end of your paper. (5 points) a. Include at least three references. b. References must be in APA format. c. Acceptable sources include your textbook, journal articles, and reputable, factual online sources. d. Please see “How Do I Know If a Source is Credible?” (below) and ask your instructor if you are unsure if a source is acceptable. 3. 4. Properly format and present your ideas. (5 points) a. Paper is formatted in APA-style, double-spaced, and 12-pt Times New Roman (or similar) font. b. Paper is between 500-1000 words. c. Paper is free of serious grammatical errors and/or repeated typos. All writing assignments will be submitted to a plagiarism check program. Please do your own work. If an outside source of any kind is used (besides the textbook), it must be cited. If you have any questions on correct citation methods, please contact me.
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Mental Health Illnesses: Strange Voices

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Mental Health Illnesses: Strange Voices
“Strange Voices” is a movie from 1987 about a family which starts to fall apart when
they discovered that their first-born daughter, Nicole Glover, suffers from schizophrenia.
Nicole is a college student, specializing in architecture. She has a loving and supportive
boyfriend, named Jeff, and is a close friend of Jenny, her roommate. She suddenly goes astray
due to Schizophrenia – a serious mental health disorder that makes a person interpret reality
abnormally. It is characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and even severe disorganized
behavior and speech that interfere with daily functioning (Patel et al., 2014). Individuals
suffering from schizophrenia require lifetime treatment. Early and proper treatment can help
control the symptoms before severe complications develop. Early treatmen...

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