Research a DSM 5 disorder that falls under the category of either Depressive Disorders or Anxiety Disorders. A list is provided below for your choice of an appropriate topic. Remember that all disorders under these categories will include the presence of depressive or anxiety symptoms. Make sure you understand the difference between depression and anxiety prior to beginning this assignment.
Research enough information to become an expert on the disorder you choose. You should be able to explain topics related to the clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.
After completing your initial research, locate a case example of an individual who lives with the disorder on a daily basis. Take note of any commonly held struggles or obstacles the individual experiences in daily life due to the disorder. Be sure to describe this case example in your own words, giving credit to the author. After summarizing the case example, discuss any specifics that would be important to assess in an interview with this individual. Then, describe which treatment protocol (based on your research) that you would recommend for the individual. Be sure to include rationale as to why you chose the specific protocol you chose.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Substance/Medication-Induced Depressive Disorder
Depressive Disorder Due to Another Medical Condition
Separation Anxiety Disorder
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