Research Assignment: Due: November 29, 2006
Worth: 30% of the final grade
The research paper will allow you to show your mastery of a particular psychiatric disorder of your choice. In this paper you are asked to discuss the history of the disorder, diagnostic features, prevalence, differential diagnosis, course, any specific cultural or gender features, treatments and psychosocial ramifications of this psychiatric disorder. You may choose the disorder you wish to research. However, the disorder must be one in the APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) (APA, 2000). The paper must be no more than 12 double spaced typed pages (12-point font) excluding the title page and references. The paper must be in APA style; consult the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2001). You must have at least 10 scholarly, peer reviewed, journal references in your research paper and (e.g., American Psychologist, Psychological Bulletin). They must be current (i.e., the year 2000+)
There is a 1% deduction for each day the document is handed in after deadline.