In Chapter 15 of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, Comer reviews a variety of conditions that may impact functioning in later life, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, substance misuse, psychotic disorders, and disorders of cognition. Each of these types of disorders presents significant life challenges to those who have them. In this week’s Discussion, you will evaluate the potential impacts of these various conditions on the lives of the elderly.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review the major disorders that affect the elderly.Consider the effects of these disorders and special considerations for the elderly.Select one of the disorders to explore further.By Day 3
Post a brief description of your chosen disorder and the special challenges it presents to an elderly person versus someone in another age group. Evaluate the effects of the disorder on various aspects of functioning, including cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. Offer a creative solution or suggestion to combat one of the effects that you evaluated, either for the person suffering the disorder or a caregiver. Conclude with comments regarding special treatment considerations necessary for an elderly person diagnosed with this disorder.
Assignment: Childhood Disorders
As you near the end of the course, you will get to apply all that you have learned to a practical application scenario! You will select from two case studies, one of a child experiencing symptoms of autism and the other experiencing symptoms of (ADHD). Putting on the hat of a clinician, you will provide a written report of what you would say to the parents of this child, including symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
To prepare for this Assignment:
Review information on disorders that begin in childhood.Read through and choose one of the two case studies to explore in your Assignment (autism or ADHD).I chose Scenario
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