HCA 240 week 8 Assignment Mental Illness Paper - 1778

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Assignment: Mental Illness Paper

? Resources: University Library and Table 15-3 on p. 325 of Human Diseases

? Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

? Select a form of mental illness from the following list:

o ADHD

o Anxiety disorder (select only one): panic disorder, general anxiety disorder (GAD), any phobic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

o Autism

o Anorexia nervosa

o Bipolar disorder

o Bulimia nervosa

o Depression

o Schizophrenia

? Compose a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in APA format that addresses the following:

o Use at least three sources from the University Library.

o Discuss the history or background of the illness, including myths, misconceptions, and treatments of the past.

o What are the signs and symptoms of the selected mental illness?

o Identify the neurotransmitters associated with the illness, and discuss how they are related to the signs and symptoms. Use Table 15-3 on p.325 for assistance.

o How is the illness diagnosed? What tests and professionals are involved?

o What treatments are available for the illness? How can the patient‘s environment promote or detract from successful treatment?

o How does diagnosis and treatment of the illness today compare with diagnosis and treatment of the past?

HCA 240 Health and Diseases

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Assignment: Mental Illness Paper

? Resources: University Library and Table 15-3 on p. 325 of Human Diseases

? Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

? Select a form of mental illness from the following list:

o ADHD

o Anxiety disorder (select only one): panic disorder, genera

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