Research 2 mental health disorders on the internet OR through literature review.
(MINIMUM OF 1.5 PAGES PER DISORDER)
For EACH disorder find the following:
1.Diagnostic criteria, symptoms, characteristics.
4.Causes of the disorder
5.Treatment options for the disorder.
FROM THE EXAMPLES SHOWN BELOW, IDENTIFY THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL IS EXPERIENCING.
NAME THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER
TRY TO MATCH A PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER WITH EACH SCENARIO.
1.Mark, the class clown, says he is emotionally unstable because he attempted suicide, and at other times he gets uncontrollably elated.
2.Alice, voted most likely to succeed, washes her hands repeatedly and dries them with tissues before she drinks the punch.She thinks that her hands are contaminated and does not want to contaminate the punch.
3.Tom, the prom king comes to the reunion but immediately leaves because the room is decorated in orange and he is afraid of that color.
4.Gary, the star quarterback, says he is in charge of the CIA and that a group of terrorists plan to take him hostage.Jesus visits him nightly, appointed him to the CIA, and told him of the terrorist plot.
5.Fran, the homecoming queen, was making a phone call when she felt her heartbeat suddenly increase; she became dizzy, and she felt like something horrible was about to happen.She tells you that she has felt the same symptoms in several other situations.
6.Samantha, the class nerd, tells you that she is glad that winter is finally over because she becomes severely depressed every winter.
7.Alex periodically suffers from extremely high levels of anxiety, but he cannot pinpoint the source or otherwise say why he is anxious.He is terrified at times, his heart often races, he feels wobbly, and has difficulty concentrating.
8.Karen worries excessively about developing a rare disease.When she meets friends or writes letters to her relatives, she is constantly discussing how she feels and expresses concern that even the most minor irregularities in the functioning of her body are symptoms of underlying diseases.She spends a good deal of time consulting doctors for a second and sometimes third opinion.
9.Jerome, the class valedictorian, sits at the bar and keeps drinking one screwdriver (alcoholic drink) after another.His wife tells you that he does this everyday and has been unable to work for months.
10.Terry complains that he is experiencing recurrent episodes of lightheadedness, rapid breathing, and dizziness, especially as he attempts to leave his house.The symptoms have become so severe that, in fact, he is leaving his house less and less frequently.He now only goes to the grocery store in the company of his sister. Once in the store, he checks immediately for the exits and windows (ways to get out if he has to do so in a hurry).