American History X
An Annotated Outline on a Paper on Psychological Disorders
The object of this assignment is to submit an annotated outline for a topic on psychological disorders. This annotated outline has been arranged to encompass every section that has been forethought in the paper. The annotated outline shall provide an introduction, literature of current literature on psychological disorders, analysis of psychological disorders, discussions, and conclusion. Each section detailed below have information that will be contained in the paper, for which this outline has been prepared.
The introduction introduces the reader to the information that shall be discussed through the paper. Statistics and the controversial definitions of the concept of psychological disorder shall be discussed at length. In some other quarters, psychological disorders have been confused with mental disorders. This section shall use two articles, first by Melville, Casey and Kavanagh (2010), and second by Templin and Henson (2006) and then set the record straight on the exact meaning and/or differences between mental disorders and psychological disorders. Stein et al. (2010) set off the discussion through a question determining the exact mean of mental or psychological or psychiatric disorders.
This subsection shall provide critical background that has lead to the present paper. Statistical reports of psychological disorder, and a long list of relevant psychological disorders that are currently prevalent and relevant in psychological, academic literature. Besides, this subsection shall provide for an identification of the problem.
This section shall provide the relevant review of current literature on the psychological concepts that will be critically analyzed in this paper. A literature review is very important in psychology, and other social sciences, as often opinion do vary on certain concepts. Different perspectives from established names within the disciplines provide the reader with the ability to decipher the provided information and read between the lines. When presenting various literature items on psychological disorders, it is vital that one looks into books rather than journal articles, this is because books provide wider perspectives with insightful presentations and discussion, and to that extent, the paper shall rely on books by Barlow (2014), Harvey (2004) and Weiten (2007) to make a more formidable presentation of the concepts. The books and articles mentioned above shall be properly referenced.
Psychological disorders are very wide, and the paper shall present a deep overview of the topics and concepts carried under this broader topic. This section shall provide a comparative discussion of the literature materials identified and information sought and presented in the earlier section. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual developed by the American Psychiatric Association (2013) shall prove a worthy companion in this section.
Analysis of Psychological Disorders
The analysis of psychological disorders shall the take the shape of classification and further reclassifications of psychological disorders, behavioral symptoms, and the associated physiological changes wherever possible. Doctors normally associate certain symptoms with certain diseases, and a combination of certain symptoms can easily give a doctor a clue into what is ailing the patient. Similarly, certain behaviors, emotional and cognitive symptoms easily provide a clue to the psychologist the disorder the individual is having. Such category labeling provides psychological practitioners with an easier way to relay the main characteristics of an individual’s disorder to even other psychologists.
The presence of an identified disorder immediately implies that certain category of treatment can prefer upon the individual. This analytical discussion will be carried forth in this section. However, different experts present different perspectives on the same problem, there are certain arguments that insist that it is wrong for the professionals to label one with the certain accompanying disorder, and for instance, it is awful referring to another individual as schizophrenic.
This section summarizes the discussion, analysis, and literature presentation carried out in the paper. It provides a succinct comparative review of the ideas and concept covered and a personal interpretation of the discussions in the paper.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders. Arlington: American Psychiatric Publishing.
Barlow, D. H. (Ed.). (2014). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step
treatment manual. Guilford publications.
Harvey, A. G. (2004). Cognitive behavioural processes across psychological disorders: A
transdiagnostic approach to research and treatment. Oxford University Press.
Melville, K. M., Casey, L. M., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2010). Dropout from Internet‐based treatment
for psychological disorders. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 49(4), 455-471.
Stein, D. J., Phillips, K. A., Bolton, D., Fulford, K. W. M., Sadler, J. Z., & Kendler, K. S. (2010).
What is a mental/psychiatric disorder? From DSM-IV to DSM-V. Psychological
medicine, 40(11), 1759-1765.
Templin, J. L., & Henson, R. A. (2006). Measurement of psychological disorders using cognitive
diagnosis models. Psychological methods, 11(3), 287.
Weiten, W. (2007). Psychology: Themes and Variations: Themes And Variations. Cengage
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