For Week 3, you developed an Annotated Bibliography of research on two disorders. For this assignment you will pick one of the disorders and write a term paper on that disorder.

Your paper should address information on the following areas:

  • Describe the origins or history of the mental disorders.
  • Describe the psychological theory or theories that relate to the mental disorders especially in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Describe the difference if any in age of onset and diagnostic criteria based on gender.
  • Explain the potential impact of the mental disorders on the individual and his or her family.
  • Explain the social perceptions of the mental disorders from stigma to advocacy.

The paper should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The length of the paper should be 12–14 double-spaced pages (not including the title and reference pages).
  • For the main sections it should have a:
    • Title page
    • Introduction
    • Literature review
    • Conclusion
    • Reference page(s)

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