2 discussions – abnormal psychology – 4 hours | PSY 303 Abnormal Psychology | Ashford University

THE FIRST DISCUSSION (SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH PERSONALITY DISORDER) IS DUE IN 4 HOURS AND THE 2ND ONE IS DUE IN 24 HOURS.  

Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study [WLOs: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, you must successfully complete the Week 3 Terminology Quiz before you will be allowed to post in this discussion forum. The Week 3 Terminology Quiz is intended to support your ability to write critically considered postings that are accurate and aligned to the prompt appropriately.

In addition, to prepare for this discussion read Chapter 4, Chapter 7, and Chapter 9 in your required textbook and the articles Substance Use Disorders and Borderline Personality: Common Bedfellows (Links to an external site.) and Borderline Personality  (Links to an external site.)Disorder & Substance Abuse (Links to an external site.). Lastly, view the video Debunking the Myths & Misunderstandings of Borderline Personality Disorder (Links to an external site.) and play the Mouse Party (Links to an external site.) interactive game.

 

  1. Access the Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12 of APA web page that features case studies: Case Studies Search (Links to an external site.).
  2. As you scroll down this page, note the area where you can choose the specific topic(s) you wish to access.

 

  1. hoose one of the cases available that relates to an addictive and/or personality disorder or eating disorder. (Use the “diagnosis” selection area.)
    • Remember that you are assessing the potential substance abuse associated with a specific illness.
  2. After you have chosen your criteria, differing options may be available. Choose the one you find most thought-provoking or applicable to your interests.

 

  1. Read the case study details and refer to your textbook, and the DSM-5, as needed to support your understanding. (ALBERT: BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER WITH CO-MORBID ALCOHOL USE)

 

In your initial post,

  • Start by identifying the symptom or diagnosis you searched and the name of the case study you chose.
    • (e.g. Albert [borderline personality disorder with comorbid alcohol use])
  • Next, describe the patient’s symptoms and the available demographic and historical data.
    • If new terminology is introduced, be sure to explain to your peers what this entails.
  • Analyze the differences between the diagnosis of the person identified in your case study and a similar illness/diagnosis.
  • Discuss the available treatments for your case study.
  • Evaluate the health and social risks, as well as costs, of alcohol or substance use disorder.
  • What do you think about how our society handles this problem? Is there more we should be doing or is society too involved in this issue?
  • Finally, develop at least three recommendations for the patient/family for ongoing functioning (social, occupational, and academic, if applicable), associated with your chosen case study.

Post your initial response of 300 words 

DISCUSSION 2

 Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study [WLOs: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, you must successfully complete the Week 4 Terminology Quiz before you will be allowed to post in this discussion forum. The Week 4 Terminology quiz is intended to support your ability to write critically considered postings, that are accurate and aligned to the prompt appropriately.

In addition, to prepare for this discussion read Chapter 8 in your text and the articles Is Adherence Therapy an Effective Adjunct Treatment for Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis and Current Approaches to Treatments for Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Part I: An Overview and Medical Treatments. Lastly, view the following videos that will help you to better understand the personal perspectives of people suffering from schizophrenia: Schizo :60 (Bring Change 2 Mind’s Second PSA) (Links to an external site.), Cecilia’s Life With Schizophrenia (Living With Hallucinations) (Links to an external site.), and The Voices in my Head | Eleanor Longden (Links to an external site.).

To successfully complete this discussion:

 

  1. Access the Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12 of APA website that features case studies: Case Studies Search (Links to an external site.).
  2. As you scroll down this page, note the area where you can choose the specific topic(s) you wish to access.
  3. Choose one of the cases available that relates to psychosis (severe mental illnesses), schizophrenia, or dissociative or somatic symptom disorder. (Use the “diagnosis” selection area.)
  4. After you have chosen your criteria, differing options may be available. Choose the one you find most thought-provoking or applicable to your interests.

 

  1. Read the case study details and refer to your textbook, and the DSM-5, as needed to support your understanding. (CHRIS PSYCHOTIC DISORDER)

 

In your initial post,

  • Start by identifying the symptom or diagnosis you searched and the name of the case study you chose.
  • Next describe the patient’s symptoms and the available demographic and historical data.
    • If new terminology is introduced, be sure to explain to your peers what this entails.
  • Evaluate the plausibility of prescribing medication to a person who is vulnerable to schizophrenia, considering medication is often effective for most people who have psychotic symptoms. What are the possible advantages and disadvantages of this proactive approach to treatment?
    • See you required text for potential vulnerability factors. Be sure to cite in your writing.
  • Given the broad range of symptoms and social deficits that are often associated with psychotic disorders, these patients often need a broad array of services and support systems. Evaluate the most important forms of mental health services that would be helpful, both to these patients and their families, in addition to medication.
  • Analyze the political variables surrounding the cost of treatment. Who should pay for mental health services to patients with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder? Should they be included in standard health insurance programs? Should they be prioritized like other medical disorders, such as cancer and heart disease?

Post your initial response of 300 words 

 

Required Resources

Text

Getzfeld, A. R. (2018). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

  • Chapter 4: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Chapter 7: Sleep-Wake and Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 9: Personality Disorders

 

  • Chapter 5: Dissociative Disorders and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 8: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Chapter 12: Paraphilic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, and Gender Dysphoria

Book

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

Articles

Maryland Recovery. (n.d.). Borderline personality disorder & substance abuse (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.marylandrecovery.com/blog/borderline-personality-disorder-and-substance-abuse/

  • This article provides information about addiction and borderline personality disorder and will assist you in your Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
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Sansone, R. A., & Sansone, L. A. (2011). Substance use disorders and borderline personality: Common bedfellows (Links to an external site.). Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(9), 10–13. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3196330/

Chien, W., & Yip, A. L. (2013). Current approaches to treatments for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, part I: An overview and medical treatments. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2013(9), 1311–1332. https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S37485

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the ProQuest Central database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides an overview of different treatment approaches used in schizophrenia spectrum disorders to focus on health issues and a wide range of abnormalities resulting from the illness. Students will use this article to respond to their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum this week.

Gray, R., Bressington, D., Ivanecka, A., Hardy, S., Jones, M., Schulz, M., . . . Chien, W. (2016). Is adherence therapy an effective adjunct treatment for patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 16(90), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-0801-1

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article researches the poor adherence to medications in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. This can lead to inadequate control of symptoms. Researchers assess adherence therapy (AT), an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. Students will review and assess this article to support their Psychosis and Schizophrenia: A Case Study discussion forum response this week.

Multimedia

Fox, D. [Dr. Daniel Fox]. (2018, November 3). Debunking the myths & misunderstandings of borderline personality disorder (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/YdQpvYuB7g0

Genetic Science Learning Center. (2006). Mouse party (Links to an external site.) [Interactive learning game]. Retrieved from https://learngendev.azurewebsites.net/content/addiction/mouse/

 

Bring Change to Mind. (2013, May 14). Schizo :60 (bring change 2 mind’s second PSA) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Zn6yw2KUIwc

Grande, T. [Dr. Todd Grande]. (2018, June 6). What is illness anxiety disorder? (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/6l9XwJGh2xg

  • This video provides information about anxiety illness disorder based on the expertise of Dr. Todd Grande, a licensed professional counselor of mental health, a licensed chemical dependency professional, and has a PhD in counselor education and supervision. This video will support our knowledge application associated with the Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Mayo Clinic. (2014, September 11). Somatic symptom disorders part II: Core features and treatment  (Links to an external site.)[Video file]. Retrieved https://youtu.be/-F2ETlmyvXM

Special Books by Special Kids. (2017, November 16). Cecilia’s life with Schizophrenia (living with hallucinations) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/7csXfSRXmZ0

TED. (2013, August 8). The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/syjEN3peCJw

Web Page

Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12. (n.d.). Case studies search (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.div12.org/case-studies/

  • This site will be utilized to identify a case study to analyze associated with your Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
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Supplemental Materials

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 1 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com

  • This study guide will help you prepare for your Midcourse Comprehensive Review this week.

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 2 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com

  • This study guide will help you prepare for your Midcourse Comprehensive Review this week.

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 3 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com

  • This study guide will help you prepare for your Midcourse Comprehensive Review and Week 3 Terminology Quiz this week.

Recommended Resources

Books

Beatty, L. A., & Willis, T. D. (2014). Substance abuse treatments. In F. T. L. Leong (Ed.), APA handbook of multicultural psychology: Vol. 2: Applications and training (pp. 455–477). https://doi.org/10.1037/14187-026

  • The full-text version of this chapter is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The focus of this chapter assesses the drug treatment needs of racial and minority populations. Focus of treatment includes treatment approaches, therapeutic interventions, and ongoing research needs. This information may support you with your Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study discussion forum this week.

Ogden, J. T. (2015). Personality disorders. In P. Moglia (Ed.), Salem health: Psychology & behavioral health: Vol. 4 (4th ed.). Retrieved from https://www.salempress.com/health

  • The full-text version of this encyclopedia entry is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This entry in a comprehensive five-volume set reviews personality disorders, and it may support you with your Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study discussion forum this week.

Supplemental Material

Maryland Recovery. (n.d.). Holistic remedies to help with mental disorders and substance abuse cravings (Links to an external site.) [Educational brochure]. Retrieved from https://www.marylandrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/marylandRecovery_HolisticRemedies.pdf

  • This brochure offers insight into holistic methods for addressing addiction and may support you in your Substance Abuse With Personality Disorder: A Case Study discussion forum this week, as well as future writing assignments.
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