The Character that will be needing to diagnose in this assignment is Sandra Bullocks character named Special Agent Sarah Ashburn from the movie “The Heat” I will be adding a link to the movie on this order.
Write a 3-5 page-paper detailing the following content:
Part I—Study your chosen character for behaviors, personality traits, and mannerisms that you find interesting or unique to them. With any psychological disorder, there are symptoms and criteria that must be present to make a diagnosis. It is important you take notes about these behaviors and quirks as EVIDENCE for your evaluation.
Part II—Based on what you’ve seen, diagnose your character with one or more of the below conditions. Remember, it is possible to have one or more condition at the same time, we call this comorbidity. You MUST back up your diagnosis with background information and evidence.
Part III—Act as a professional psychologist would, give me background information about the condition based on what the DSM-V and professionals say. What symptoms does your character hit or miss? Did the movie/tv show/interview portray the mental health disorder correctly or incorrectly? Explain in detail.
Part IV—Offer a treatment option for your client. Did your character experience any type of stigma (shaming, embarrassment, or humiliation) and if so, how did it impact him or her? Consider the different types of therapy available and possibly even medications currently used for your character’s condition.
**If I were you, I would break my paper up into these sections to ensure all areas have been addressed.
The psychological conditions you can choose from include:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety & Anxiety-Related Disorders—
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Specific Phobia: you must name the EXACT phobia(s)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & OCD-Related Disorders
Trauma & Stress Related Disorders—
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dissociative Disorders (such as Dissociative Amnesia & Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) aka Multiple Personality Disorder)
Disorders Involving Emotion & Mood—
Depressive Disorders (major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder)
Bipolar Disorder (I/II)
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD; Sociopath & Psychopath)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Your paper should contain the following parts, points will be deducted for any missing pieces:
APA formatted title page, abstract, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference page. The body of your work should be the required 3-5 pages, so your overall document will be larger. Word and PDF files are the only acceptable formats.
At least 3 scholarly or reliable sources, all of which should be used throughout the body of your work as in-text citations. Make sure to list them on the reference page as well.
Your point of view should be objective and professional. This is reflected by presenting the facts and leaving your opinion out of your writing. In addition to this, never use “I” in a professional work where you are not the original researcher. Make sure to use statements like “previous research has shown…” or “Williams (1999) noted…”. It adds credibility to your work.
All papers are to be formatted in 7th edition APA fashion for student-based work. I have uploaded a Blank APA Paper in the APA module on Canvas to assist you, so there are no excuses for non-formatted papers. Your document should be written and uploaded using Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF.
The SAC psychology department was given a grant, which allows you FREE access to the APA’s Psychiatry Online DSM Library. The DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. It provides a common language for clinicians to communicate about their patients and establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used in the research of mental disorders.
In order to access the DSM Library, please click the following link and input the username and password as noted:
https://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/ (Links to an external site.)
Username – firstname.lastname@example.org
Password – sacproud1
Textbook has been attached as a PDF file.
Link to movie: https://ww5.0123movie.net/movie/the-heat-2198.html?play=1
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