Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) CLINICAL. · Course and Prognosis– Does the disorder you are researching have a chronic course such as some anxiety disorders (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder?) Does it have a variable course such as seen in borderline personality disorder, or possibly episodic as seen in depression?
For Prognosis: What is the end result you expect to see with regard to the symptom picture? E.g. What would the symptom picture look like when the person is age 70. E.g. Would the client still have to be on medication or still need to be in therapy? Would they still exhibit the complete criteria of symptoms of the disorder or would many of the symptoms abate by advanced age? (1pt)
· Current treatment- What is the most efficacious treatment model for the disorder you have chosen to research (Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, etc. or is it best treated with a combination or with an eclectic approach).
o Explain the main underlying theory of the treatment used.
o Give an example of ONE technique that would be used from the therapy used to treat someone with the disorder you are researching. (1pt.)
· Differential diagnosis – Compare and contrast another disorder (ONE) which is similar and how to differentiate it from the disorder you have chosen to research. In what ways is it similar and in what ways is it dissimilar? (How do you tell it apart?) E.g. Major Depression vs Persistent Depressive Disorder (formerly known as Dysthymia). (2pt.)
Must be double spaced (12pt type and Times New Roman)
Must have within text citations. THIS IS A MUST
Articles, the DSM-5, books, and online sources are fine (.org more preferable but .com is fine with discretion). Try to use empirical sources when possible. E.g. Journal of Abnormal Psychology etc.
**Do not use the text book or myself as an instructor as a source.
***Ideally 10 to 12 pages all together including title and reference pages.
NO LESS THAN 8 PAGES FOR YOUR TEXT. YOU CAN EXTEND THE NUMBER OF REF. PAGES IF NECESSARY.
o Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)