Write 3–5 pages in which you discuss the biological and psychotherapeutic treatments for a chosen psychological disorder. Personality interacts with our experiences. Our experiences and how we manage those experiences can take an emotional, physical, and social toll on our well-being, families, and communities. SHOW LESS By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Apply foundational theories in psychology to current issues in the field of psychology. Describe a psychological disorder. Competency 2: Describe scientific research methods presented in scholarly psychology literature. Discuss researched-based biological and environmental causes for a psychological disorder. Discuss researched-based biological and psychotherapeutic treatments for a selected psychological disorder. Competency 3: Apply research findings from scholarly literature to current issues in the field of psychology. Describes researched-based biological and psychotherapeutic treatments for the disorder. Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology. Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of professional communities. Apply proper APA formatting and style. PreparationStep 1: Select a Psychological Disorder Psychological disorders are organized in categories in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2014). Some of the categories are mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, psychotic disorders, and eating disorders. In popular culture, psychological disorders are presented often (with varying degrees of accuracy). The film, A Beautiful Mind was based on the true story of John Nash, who suffered from schizophrenia. As Good As It Gets depicted a man with obsessive-compulsive disorder, andSybil was based on the true story of a young woman with dissociative identity disorder. Choose one the following psychological disorders: Schizophrenia. Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder. Dissociative Identity Disorder. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Panic Disorder. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Anorexia. Bulimia Nervosa. Step Two: Use the Capella Library Using professional and scholarly sources from the Capella Library, research the biological treatments and psychotherapeutic treatments for the disorder. Select two original scholarly articles that studied the effectiveness of a particular treatment for the disorder. Focus your research on the etiology (causes) of the disorder and consider whether the causes are more biological or environmental in nature, or both. Based on what you learn from these studies, you will discuss the effectiveness of this treatment for the disorder. Directions In 3–5 pages, address the following topics related to your chosen psychological disorder: Describe a psychological disorder. Present causes for the disorder, based on your examination of your sources. Discuss biological and psychotherapeutic treatments for the disorder, focusing on one treatment that has been examined in the literature. Discuss the effectiveness of this treatment for the disorder. Provide support for your discussion, citing relevant scholarly resources. Additional Requirements Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. References: Include a minimum of two resources from the Capella library. APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point. Length and Structure: 3–5 pages of content. Also include a title page and a references page. Reference American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Author.
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