DSM-5 Summaries Assignment Instructions
Throughout your career as a counselor, you will be required to assess and diagnose clients. To engage in this practice in a competent manner, you will need to have a good working knowledge of the DSM-5 including the general categories and the specific disorders that are contained in each category. This assignment will introduce you to the more common categories that you will encounter as a counselor.
You will have four sets of summaries to complete. Each set will contain a 1-page summary of each of the following disorders:
Summary Set 1 (3 summaries, one page each):
· Bipolar and Related Disorders
· Depressive Disorders
· Anxiety Disorders
Summary set 2 (3 summaries, one page each):
· Substance-related and Addictive Disorders
· Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
· Obsessive-compulsive and Related Disorders
Summary set 3 (your choice of 3, one page each):
· Personality Disorders
· Somatic Symptoms
· Schizophrenia Spectrum
Summary set 3 (your choice of 3 summaries, one page each):
· Disruptive, Impulse Control and Conduct Disorders
· Feeding and Eating Disorders
· Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention
You will write a one-page summary for EACH category. Summaries must include:
Overview – a brief overview of the general category. What are the similar symptoms that all the disorders in the category share.
Disorders –List each disorder in the category and highlight at least one symptom that makes this disorder different than all the other disorders in this category (example: in the Depressive disorders all the disorders are characterized by feelings of sadness. Highlight what makes each diagnosis different: time frames, severity, types of symptoms, etc.)
Risk and Prognostic Factors – choose one disorder that you are particularly interested in and provide a brief summary of the risk and prognostic factors. Include what category the risk factors fall into: biological, psychological, social or spiritual.
You will organize each summary by using the current edition of APA headings. Start each summary with the category title using a Level 1 APA heading. Overview, Disorders and Risk /Prognostic factors should be level 2 headings.
You will include an APA title page and reference page.
As this is primarily a summary of the DSM, you may start your paper with the statement “All of the following information was taken from the Diagnostic and Static Manual 5th Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) unless otherwise noted.” If you use other sources, you will need to cite and reference them.
This assignment must be a paraphrase of the information you find in the DSM 5 or your textbook. You may not use any quotations.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.
—->1. DSM-5 (psychiatry.org) – MUST USE FOR ASSIGNMENT
American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 (5th ed.). American Psychiatric Association Publishing. ISBN: 9780890425558.
Kring, A. M., Johnson, S. L., Davison, G.,
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