To successfully complete this writing assignment,
Select a psychological disorder for comprehensive analysis from the following list (Choose only one.):
Major depressive disorder
Focus on only one of the anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder).
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Substance use disorder (substance abuse and addiction)
Provide both an overview of this topic plus a focus on a single drug of your choice.
Your selection of topic should be based on your personal or professional experience or your own academic or personal interest in the topic. Be sure to use current terminology from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
Include the following in your paper:
Overview of the diagnosis
Explanation of at least one theory of etiology (causes) of the disorder
Explanation of the associated factors in the development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle)
A summary of the diagnostic and research technologies employed in clinical diagnosis, clinical and behavioral healthcare, and clinical interventions
Discussion of treatment options of the disorder
An analysis of the predominance of the disorder in our current society
Next, research your topic and obtain a minimum of two scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years. These sources should provide evidence-based information regarding the psychological features of the disorder. Be sure to cite these sources accurately in your paper and include them on your references page.