Interview and background research:
A) Description of selected disorder (identify the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic category for the disorder and distinguish between diagnostic and commonly used terminology)
B) Causative factors of the disorder
C) Diagnosis of the disorder
D) Treatment of the disorder
C) Survey of current research on the disorder
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For this assignment I have selected bipolar disorder as the topic.
Always begin with background information that begins the foundation of your research (usually statistical information).
“Research has found that bipolar disorder is ranked in the top 10 leading causes of disability worldwide, affecting as many as 1 in 25 individuals” (Stone, et. al, 2012, p. 39)
A) The DSM-IV categorizes bipolar disorder as a mood disorder. Commonly used …