Essay: Symptoms & Treatments of Mental Disorders
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Select one disorder from the list below that you do not have a deep understanding of.
In your post:
Identify the disorder that you selected.
Write about what characterizes that disorder. (What are the symptoms?)
Describe what makes you curious about this disorder.
Choose from this list of disorders:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Substance Use Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Learning about a disorder that you are not familiar with can help you to understand the range of disorders that are present in society. It can also give you an idea of the various ways in which psychological disorders affect others.
Note: If you already have a deep understanding of each of these disorders, you can choose a different disorder from the Psych Central’s site: Symptoms & Treatments of Mental Disorders.
To receive full credit, remember to write 2 posts in the discussion: one original and one response to another student. Your original should be at least 7 sentences, and your reply should be 4 sentence
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