Essay :CLASSIFYING, EXPLAINING AND TREATING MENTAL ILLNESS Classifying, (AC1.2, AC2.1, AC2.2)
The essay should be no longer than 1,500 words and contain a discussion of the guidelines relating to the classification and diagnosis of ONE mental illness (depression) or schizophrenia, an evaluation of the different explanations of that illness and an evaluation of the problems in assessing the efficacy of treatment for the selected mental illness.
Learning Outcomes to be met within this assignment:
1. Understand the difficulties faced by psychologists in the definition and diagnosis of abnormal behaviour
2. Understand a psychological disorder
3. Understand therapy to treat people with psychological disorders
1.1 discuss guidelines relating to classification and diagnosis of mental illness
2.1 EVALUATE the psychological, social and biological explanations for one psychological disorder. ONE EXAMPLE and evaluation for each.
3.1 EVALUATE problems in assessing the efficacy of treatment for a named psychological disorder