For this assignment you will have the opportunity to learn

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OBJECTIVE:

For this assignment you will have the opportunity to learn more about a psychological disorder that is not covered in this course. You will pick a disorder from the list given to you and you will conduct research to investigate the following topics:

•Diagnostic criteria of the disorder

•Epidemiology

•Etiology

***Instructions for responses***

1.DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA

•Please describe the diagnostic criteria utilized to diagnose this disorder. You can utilize the DSM-IV TR diagnostic criteria or the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) diagnostic criteria. One thing to keep in mind is that when using a Culture Bound Syndrome, finding the diagnostic criteria may be difficult. Please cite where you found your criteria.

2.Epidemiology

•Please provide epidemiological statistics (prevalence, incidence, lifetime prevalence) for your disorder. You need to provide a) overall prevalence data, b) any known gender difference data, and c) data on at least 2 subgroups of your choice (e.g. African-Americans & Asian-Americans, or children & adults). Please cite your information.

3.Etiology

•Please provide information about the etiological theories of your disorder. Your answer should include at least 2 different approaches/perspectives about the cause of the disorder you chose. Please cite your information.

4. Treatment

•Choose and describe two potential treatments

5. Reference Page

•Please include an APA reference page at the end of your assignment.

•At least 2 of your references must come from peer reviewed scholarly journals. Other information can come from other sources EXCEPT Wikipedia. Refer to Academic Journal list handout for ideas about where to find acceptable articles for this assignment.

List of Psychological Disorders

Amnesia

Hypochondriasis

Dhat

Asperger’s Disorder

Kleptomania

Ghost Sickness

Autism

Male Erectile Disorder

Hwa – Byung

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Narcolepsy

Koro

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Pathological Gambling

Latah

Dementia

Pyromania

Mal de Ojo

Dissociative Amnesia

Sexual Disorders

Locura

Dissociative Fugue

Sleep Disorder

Shenjing Shuairuo

Exhibitionism

Tourette’s Disorder

Shenkui

Factitious Disorder

Trichotillomania

Susto

Fetishism

Voyeurism

Taijin Kyofusho

Frotteurism

Amok

Zar

Gender Identity Disorder

Ataque de Nervios

Hypoactive Sexual Disorder

Boufee Delirante

POTENTIAL JOURNALS TO FIND INFORMATION FROM:

American Journal of Community Psychology

Behavior Research and Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Clinical Psychology Review

Cognitive Therapy and Research

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Developmental Psychopathology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Community Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Counseling Psychology

You can also do your searches at Psycinfo or other online research databases