Mental Health Disorders

    Select 3 disorders from your textbooks DSM-5 Quick Guide. Using a minimum of 3 to 5 sentences per bullet for each psychological disorder, respond to each of the rubric criteria below to structure your blog post. Support your answers with credible sources when appropriate.

    Blog post headline: [Insert text]

    Three selected disorders:

    Anxiety Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    *In your own words, identify and describe the main diagnostic features of each of the disorders selected.

    *Consider biomedical factors: Describe what it means to characterize the disorders as diseases of the nervous system and the body.

    *Consider clinical factors: Describe the similarities between the disorders selected. In what ways might these similarities impact diagnosis and treatment?

    *Consider historical factors: Describe the ways deinstitutionalization has impacted patient rights, levels of care, and access to treatment of the disorders over time.

    *Consider sociocultural factors: Describe the social and cultural changes that have caused shifts in the publics perception of the disorders over time. 

    Respond to the three questions in a minimum of 3 to 5 sentences. Support your answers with credible sources when appropriate and address the rubric criteria.

    *Consider the mind-body connection: Describe whether a discernible bidirectional relationship exists between the disorder and physical illness. If so, explain.

    *Consider the impact of language and messaging: Describe how the words we use (e.g., in casual conversation, in media communications) when discussing a disorder influence our willingness or ability to manage the disorder.

    *Consider the effect of lifestyle choices: Describe the small, but significant, changes in attitude/behavior we can make that could help us to manage the symptoms of the disorder.

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