Assessment of psychological problems

After you have finished reading the chapter you can complete the following short essay questions. You must select a combination of questions to answer that equals 100 points. Please make sure you follow any listed Instructions. You must cite a section number for anything you reference from the text.  You will submit this through the safe assign function so it will scan it for plagiarism, make sure you have not just copy and pasted. I will throw out any clearly plagiarized answers. Clearly indicate what question you are answering and the point calculations. 

FIRST ESSAY

Questions worth 1 point:

1. During medieval times, what did many believe caused abnormal behavior?

2. List some origins of psychological problems.

3. What is trephining? What was it used for? Was it effective?

4. How did Philippe Pinel change the treatment of the mentally ill?

5. Describe conditions in the first asylums.

6. Compare and contrast electroshock and electroconvulsive therapy.

7. How did Dorothea Dix change the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States?

Questions worth 5 points 150 words or more: 

1. Discuss the impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

2. What are some barriers to receiving mental health treatment?

3. Contrast schizophrenia with a dissociative identity disorder.

4. Discuss the origin and application of psychoanalysis.

5. What is transference and why does it occur?

6. Explain how a therapist can use classical conditioning techniques to help someone stop wetting the bed.

7. Describe at least three stages of systematic desensitization related to a fear of snakes.

8. Describe how aversion therapy can help an alcoholic.

9. How can you use a token economy to toilet train a toddler?

10. Define and exemplify exposure therapy.

11. Explain the approach used in client-centered therapy.

12. Compare and contrast psychotherapy with biomedical therapy.

13. Why are children with anxiety disorder less likely to be treated than children with a conduct disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

14. What are some things that motivate people in the United States to seek treatment for mental illness? 

15. What went wrong with the process of deinstitutionalization?

16. How is exposure therapy used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers?

Questions worth 15 Points 350 words or more required: 

1. Do you think there are some disorders that cannot be treated with therapy? Explain.

0. What kind of therapy do you believe is most effective? Why?

3.Do you think that involuntary treatment is effective, and What would motivate you to enter therapy? Explain.

After you have finished reading the chapter and watching the videos you can complete the following short essay questions. You must select a combination of questions to answer that equals 100 points. Please make sure you follow any listed Instructions. You must cite a section number for anything you reference from the text.  You will submit this through the safe assign function so it will scan it for plagiarism, make sure you have not just copy and pasted. I will throw out any clearly plagiarized answers. Clearly indicate what question you are answering and the point calculations.

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SECOND ESSAY

Questions worth 1 point:

1. List the symptoms of a personality disorder.

2. What are the characteristics of borderline personality disorder?

3. Identify two neurodevelopmental disorders.

4. What did Bruno Bettelheim suggest caused childhood autism?

5. Summarize the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia.

6. John survived an earthquake, but now he feels detached from himself, as if he is watching his life on television, and the world feels artificial and unreal. What is wrong with John?

7. Contrast obsessive-compulsive disorder with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

Questions worth 5 points 150 words or more: 

1. Is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder caused by bad parenting? Explain.

2. Define and exemplify prodromal symptoms.

3. Contrast schizophrenia with a dissociative identity disorder.

4. If cognitive theories of panic disorder are correct, how can you treat panic disorder?

5. List the three major concepts used to characterize antisocial personality disorder and exemplify one concept.

6. Describe and exemplify two symptoms of schizophrenia.

7. Compare and contrast depersonalization and derealization.

8. List, define, and exemplify three kinds of schizophrenic delusions.

9. Explain the characteristics of schizoid disorder.

10. Dr. Game is writing a brief history of psychological perspectives and he wants to know how someone taking a supernatural perspective might explain a disorder such as schizophrenia. How would you explain it to him?

11. Explain the characteristics of schizotypal personality disorder.

12. If Jacobo is diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder, what symptoms might he display?

13. Why do you think media coverage of celebrity suicides is more than 14 times more likely to trigger copycat suicides than coverage of non-celebrity suicides?

14. Major depressive disorder affects approximately 20% of women and 13% of men at some point in their life. Why are women more often affected? 

15. Provide one reason that explains why suicide rates are four times higher for men then for women.

16. How can you distinguish depression from ordinary feelings of sadness?

Questions worth 15 Points 350 words or more required: 

1. Summarize Szasz’s approach to psychological disorders and explain why you agree or disagree with his approach.

2. Discuss the harm that resulted from the paper that was published in a prestigious medical journal that linked autism spectrum disorder to vaccinations.

3.  In contemporary U.S. society we often casually talk about being depressed, though we may not fit the criteria for a mood disorder. What effect might this have on someone who actually does fit the criteria for a mood disorder?


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