Description of the disorder according to the DSM-5 (a copy of the DSM-5 is available in the library)
Include symptoms and diagnosis information
Incidence/Prevalance (Canadian information)
Current research on possible causes or contributing factors
Current research on treatment/management of the disorder
Reflection on personal and professional impacts of this knowledge
Each topic is weighted equally in the marking rubric. This suggests that you give approximately equal attention to each section.
Get help with researching, APA citing, and writing through the Library and Learning Curve.
You may use websites as your resources if they're credible, for example the Canadian Mental Health Association.
1. Complete the Evaluating Information tutorial and read through the evaluating information tips linked below. These will help you determine what are credible sources.
3. Using disorder association websites and the databases below, find information and articles that discuss your topic.
Disorder association websites are great places to find information about your topic. Make sure the association is Canadian or provincial before using information from the website.
EBSCOhost is a great place to find research articles on the disorder. Type your keywords into the search box below.
ScienceDirect is another great place to search for articles.
MedlinePlus is a great place to find information on topics related to psychological disorders. Keep in mind that sources found in MedlinePlus are from the United States.
The Directory of Open Access Journals is another place to search for articles.
Books and videos available in the ACC Library are another great source of information. Enter your search terms in the search box below to see what's available in the library.
1. Log into NoodleTools and:
1. Write a 2000 word paper, using your work from the previous steps, to discuss the topics listed in the assignment description.