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PSY 270 Week 9 Final Project Psychological Disorder Analysis

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Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling “jumpy all of the time,” and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant.


Resources: Appendix A, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive application at the McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site


Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder. Address the following:


·         Decide which disorder Marla may have using the information in the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive Application at The profile introduction will match more than one of the disorders found in the application. You must choose one of the disorders and complete the profile.

·         Include the 10 question from the week Four CheckPoint.

·         Summarize the disorder using the information provided in the interactive application.

·         Explain the origin of the disorder and any potential treatments by using one of the models of abnormality found in Ch. 2 of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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PSY 270 Week 7 DQ 2

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing concern in the United States. How does ADHD differ from disruptive behavior disorder? How might these two disorders affect a classroom? Do you believe doctors overprescribe medication for ADHD?

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PSY 270 Week 6 Individual Schizophrenia Presentation

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You are considered an expert in your field and your supervisor has asked you to speak at an upcoming symposium addressing several topics of abnormal psychology. Your presentation must outline the symptoms, treatments, and popularly held views of schizophrenia.

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes an introduction and a conclusion.
Address the following in your presentation: 

•    What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? 

•    How is schizophrenia diagnosed? 

•    How is schizophrenia explained by the biological, psychological, and sociocultural views? 

•    What are the various methods of treating schizophrenia? 

•    Does any one treatment seem to be more effective than the others? If so, which treatment and why?

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PSY 270 Week 6 CheckPoint Mind Over Matter

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Resource: A Matter Over Mind article


Review the Electronic Reserve Readings for Week Five, located on the student website. In your reading, A Matter Over Mind, the author presents the case of a young man who shoots and kills a police officer. The case argues a defendant’s constitutional right to use the insanity defense and the amount of leeway provided to prosecutors.


·         What is the difference between mental illness and insanity? (Hint: What is the important second prong of the McNaughten rule?)

·         The McNaughten rule cannot be used to defend the actions of a person who drinks alcohol and then murders someone. Why not?

·         Identify each of the following:

o    Rational and guilty

o    Guilty but insane

o    Not guilty by reason of insanity

If you were deciding this case, how would you rule? Briefly explain your decision.

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