It can seem that almost anyone, in certain conditions, can be said to be suffering from some kind of “mental illness,” or SMAT. For the purposes of this assignment, you will be both the subject and the object of inquiry. In a 7-8 page double-spaced paper, please do the following:
Describe yourself in detail, especially in terms of your “symptoms.” (about 1 page)
Diagnose yourself. Name your “disorder.” Your “disorder” should be something that you actually do, but that is not listed anywhere (such as in the DSM) as an actual diagnosable disorder. DO NOT WRITE ABOUT AN ACTUAL DISORDER. (Use what you know of DSM categories from your reader to “place” your disorder—for example, is it an affective or mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, a personality disorder?). Justify the diagnosis, in as much detail as possible. (about 1 page)
Discuss what may have been factors in both the cause of “mental illness” AND the cause of the diagnosis. (about 5 pages total) In this segment, consider the following factors:
Epidemiological factors, including socio-economic status, gender, race, etc. Cite pertinent studies. (about 2 pages)
Varying models of causation, including the biomedical/biopsychiatric model, stress model, and interactionist models. Describe precisely how each of these apply (or not) to your case. (about 2 pages)
The politics involved in using DSM. (about 1 page)
If you can find any other interesting and/or useful way to use course materials to make your paper richer, better, and more interesting, this would be great!
Use course materials thoroughly—ESPECIALLY course readings. DO NOT USE READINGS FROM OUTSIDE OF OUR COURSE.
Include a bibliography and page numbers.
Points will be given for thoroughness in use of course materials, creativity, and skill in writing.
You must address THIS assignment, and not make up one of your own choosing.
Do not share any “real” diagnosis you may have received. The point of this essay is to use course concepts and materials to analyze an IMAGINARY diagnosis.
Please remember that proper grammar and punctuation will count toward your grade.
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