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
***Instructions for responses***
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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
Male Erectile Disorder
Hwa – Byung
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Mal de Ojo
Gender Identity Disorder
Ataque de Nervios
Hypoactive Sexual Disorder
POTENTIAL JOURNALS TO FIND INFORMATION FROM:
American Journal of Community Psychology
Behavior Research and Therapy
Clinical Psychology Review
Cognitive Therapy and Research
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
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