Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

| February 20, 2020

 

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 5 in the course text, and watch The DSM-5 (Links to an external site.) screencast on how to access and use this resource and how to cite and reference the DSM-5. Use the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.) support your responses. In addition, view the following videos Somatic Symptom Disorders Part II: Core Features and Treatment (Links to an external site.) and What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

This assignment is an analysis of a selected psychological disorder associated with somatic symptom and related disorders. The disorder you select this week will be used to complete the Week 4 assignment.

To successfully complete this writing assignment,

Select a psychological disorder for comprehensive analysis from the following list:

Illness anxiety disorder

Somatic symptom disorder

Conversion disorder

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).

Based on the following requirements, create an outline (Links to an external site.) for your paper. Use this outline to determine the appropriate APA headings to be applied to your paper. To review formatting requirements, visit APA Style Elements (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford Writing Center. Then, include the following:

Introduction of the diagnosis

Explanation of at least one theory of etiology (causes) of the disorder

Explanation of the associated factors in development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle)

An analysis of the treatment options for clients with a sexual dysfunction using appropriate terminology and citations

Discussion of treatment options of the disorder

Discussion of possible options to reduce frequency or severity of symptoms

Evaluation of how this disorder affects the patient and those in their social community

Conclusion

**In keeping with the focus of this class, the emphasis of your paper should be on the pathological aspects of the disorder you select.

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 according to APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.).

You may utilize required or recommended course materials in your work, but these will not count toward the reference requirements; however, you may cite and reference the DSM-5 as one of your sources used for the grading credit.

Write your assignment, supporting each of the required areas of evaluation.

Suggestion: Complete your paper by the weekend to also take advantage of running a Paper Review (Links to an external site.) in the Ashford Writing Center to support your success.

Access the rubric (Links to an external site.) to confirm all required components have been addressed.

The Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders paper

Must be a minimum of five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)

Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper

Student’s name

Course name and number

Instructor’s name

Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.

Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.

For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.

Must include APA headings.

Must use at least two scholarly or peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years in addition to the course text or other course materials. You may also use required and recommended materials from the course, but these will not count towards the research component of your grade.

The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.

To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view this Ashford University Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty (Links to an external site.) tutorial, which introduces the Ashford University Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.

Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Required Resources

Text

Getzfeld, A. R. (2018). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

Chapter 5: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Chapter 8: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 12: Paraphilic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, and Gender Dysphoria

Book

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

This manual will support your understanding of diagnosis and treatment for mental illness and support you in your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week, as well as your assignment, Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders. Note that you will only be reviewing one to three pages, and it will be based on what specific disorders you evaluate this week.
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Articles

Chien, W., & Yip, A. L. (2013). Current approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part I: An overview and medical treatments. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2013(9), 1311–1332. https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S37485

The full-text version of this article is available through the ProQuest Central database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides an overview of different treatment approaches used in schizophrenia spectrum disorders to focus on health issues and a wide range of abnormalities resulting from the illness. Students will use this article to respond to their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week.

Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., . . . Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(90), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1

The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article researches the poor adherence to medications in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. This can lead to inadequate control of symptoms. Researchers assess adherence therapy (AT), an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. Students will review and assess this article to support their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum response this week.

Multimedia

Bring Change to Mind. (2013, May 14). Schizo :60 (bring change 2 mind’s second PSA) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Zn6yw2KUIwc

This video provides an interesting perspective on a common misperception regarding schizophrenia and will support your completion of your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video contains closed captioning and a transcript.
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Grande, T. [Dr. Todd Grande]. (2018, June 6). What is illness anxiety disorder? (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/6l9XwJGh2xg

This video provides information about anxiety illness disorder based on the expertise of Dr. Todd Grande, a licensed professional counselor of mental health, a licensed chemical dependency professional, and has a PhD in counselor education and supervision. This video will support our knowledge application associated with the Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Mayo Clinic. (2014, September 11). Somatic symptom disorders part II: Core features and treatment (Links to an external site.)[Video file]. Retrieved https://youtu.be/-F2ETlmyvXM

This video provides additional information about somatic symptom disorder and will support you in your Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Special Books by Special Kids. (2017, November 16). Cecilia’s life with Schizophrenia (living with hallucinations) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7csXfSRXmZ0

This video provides a personal perspective on living with schizophrenia and will help to support your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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TED. (2013, August 8). The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/syjEN3peCJw

This video provides a personal perspective on living with schizophrenia and will help to support your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Web Page

Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12. (n.d.). Case studies search (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.div12.org/case-studies/

This web page will be utilized to identify a case study to analyze associated with your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
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Supplemental Material

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 4 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com

This study guide will help you prepare for your Week 4 Terminology Quiz and Week 4 Content Review this week.

Recommended Resources

Book

Mausbach, B. T., & Ho, J. (2015). Schizophrenia in late life. In P. A. Lichtenberg and B. T. Mast (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical geropsychology: Vol. 2 Assessment, treatment, and issues of later life. (pp. 95–119). https://doi.org/10.1037/14459-004

The full-text version of this chapter entry is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The handbook is a compilation and review of mental health issues in later life. Treatment and assessment are discussed to aid in treating older adults. This resource will assist you in your Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion this week.

Multimedia

Taylor Study Method. (2014a, August 18). Male sexual disfunctions (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ryr29sMFMQ8

This video provides additional information about male sexual dysfunction disorders and may help you to understand sexual dysfunctions more thoroughly when addressed in your Week 4 Content Review this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript
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Taylor Study Method. (2014b, August 18). Paraphilic disorders (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/0TtryBLokZc

This video provides additional information about paraphilic disorders and may help to support your Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week.
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