Psychological Disorder Name & Code

Psychological Disorder Name & Code

• State the name of the full name of the disorder (0.5 pts) with the corresponding DSM diagnostic code (0.5 pts)

Example: Antisocial Personality Disorder – 301.7

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Subtypes

• State a minimum of 2 subtypes of this disorder Example: Schizophrenia → Paranoid, Catatonic

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Definition

Description of Diagnostic Criteria

• List and briefly describe at least 5 of the symptoms/characteristics of this disorder (refer to the DSM-V)

Signs & Symptoms

• How long must symptoms persist in order to meet the diagnostic criteria for this disorder?

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Prevalence

• How many people are affected by this disorder?

• How many men vs. women? Incidence

• How many new cases of this disorder are diagnosed per year in the United States?

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Age of Onset

• State the typical age that the signs and symptoms of this disorder usually emerge

OR

• Briefly describe (2-3 bullet points) how this disorder looks different in children vs. adults

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Risk Factors

• State a minimum of 3 risks factors associated with this disorder (e.g. family history, trauma, premature birth)

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Effects on the Brain

• State the neurotransmitters involved with this disorder

• How do these neurotransmitters act differently in an individual with this disorder (e.g. overproduction or underproduction of X

neurotransmitter)

• Describe at least 2 structures of the brain that function differently in a person with this disorder

(Bonus: provide an image of a brain scan of a “normal” brain vs. a brain of

an individual with this diagnosis)

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Treatment

a) Describe at least 2 common Biomedical treatments for this disorder (e.g. medications)

b) Describe at least 2 Psychotherapy treatment approaches that have been effective in treating this disorder

Examples: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy

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Presentation Rubric PSY 101

Presentation Format (3 Points)

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