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Number the items as below and copy and paste the item prompt. Begin your response TWO LINES below the item prompt.
TEXTBOOK: Unless otherwise specified, I strongly recommend using the textbook as your primary source. The book you must use is “Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology” 7th edition.
THOROUGHNESS: Be sure to respond to WA items thoroughly (unless the item specifies brevity), using lots and lots of elaboration and examples.
SOURCE CITATION: Each item should cite at least one source, formatted as specified in the course syllabus on pages 10-11 under the section: Proper source citation (for this course).
1. What do the “odd” personality disorders (cluster A) have in common? In a separate paragraph for each, describe each of the THREE cluster A personality disorders and then in a separate paragraph, distinguish between these personality disorders (i.e., how are they different?).
2. What do the “dramatic” personality disorders (cluster B) have in common? In a separate paragraph for each, describe each of the FOUR cluster B personality disorders and then in a final paragraph, distinguish between these personality disorders (i.e., how are they different?).
3. What do the “anxious” personality disorders (cluster C) have in common? In a separate paragraph for each, describe each of the THREE cluster C personality disorders and then in a final paragraph, distinguish between these personality disorders (i.e., how are they different?).
4. Discuss the special challenges, problems, and efficacy associated with the treatments for Cluster A (“odd”) personality disorders.
5. Discuss the special challenges, problems, and efficacy associated with the treatments for Cluster B (“dramatic”) personality disorders.
6. Discuss the special challenges, problems, and efficacy associated with the treatments for Cluster C (“anxious”) personality disorders.
Chapter 14 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
7. In a separate paragraph for each, identify and describe the different kinds of childhood anxiety and mood disorders. (Do NOT include DMDD, as it is addressed in a separate item.)
8. What are today’s leading treatments the different kinds of childhood anxiety and mood disorders?
9. Describe disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. Include in your discussion the reason this disorder was introduced in the latest edition of the DSM.
10. In a separate paragraph for each, describe oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder, then provide a third paragraph that differentiates between the two.
11. Describe the symptoms of ADHD.
12. What are the current major treatments for ADHD? How effective are these treatments?
13. Describe autism spectrum disorder.
CRITICAL THINKING ITEM
14. Critical thinking item: Watch the Carly Fleishmann 20/20 story above (YouTube video entitled Autistic Girl Expresses Unimaginable Intelligence), then discuss how Carly’s behaviors (mutism, self-stimulation, emotional outbursts) created distance between her and other people, and the assumptions people around her made about her intellectual ability. What assumptions should we make about people with autism, even those who do not speak?
Chapter 15 Disorders of Aging and Cognition
15. What kinds of special pressures and upsets are faced by elderly persons in today’s world?
16. How common is depression among the elderly, according to your textbook? Find an online resource that provides the prevalence of depression among older adults. What does this source state? Be sure to provide a functioning hyperlink to your source.
17. Thoroughly describe the clinical features and course of development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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