Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism and Mental Retardation

Respond to the following: List the primary features of autism.The primary features of autism are lack of responsiveness, language and communication problems (echolalia, pronominal reversal), limited imaginative play, very repetitive and rigid behavior, preservation of sameness, self-stimulatory behaviors, and self-injurious behavior (Nevid & Rathus, 2005)Which explanation for autism is no longer considered valid and lacks... Continue Reading →

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Diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder

Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant. Marla’s symptoms are consistent with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, specifically bipolar II... Continue Reading →

How Are Anxiety Disorders Viewed by Various Perspectives

Post your response to the following: Surveys suggest that up to 4% of the U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. How are anxiety disorders viewed by various psychological perspectives such as psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, and humanistic? With which perspective do you most agree? With which do you least agree? Explain your answers. The psychodynamic... Continue Reading →

Positive Psychology Themes

Post a 200- to 300-word description of the central themes and strategies of positive psychology as you understand them from your reading. I was pleasantly surprised when I started to read the introduction to our textbook. I was starting to think that psychology was all about diagnosis and treatment rather than prevention. After all the... Continue Reading →

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