Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

  * I chose my paper on Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders*

Each student will choose a different mental disorder to research in-depth. Claim the disorder you want to research by posting it in the Discussion Board thread titled “Mental Disorder Research Paper Choices” (if someone has already claimed the disorder you were thinking of, you must chose another one). The paper must be written in APA style, must observe all rules of proper grammar, and must be typed and double-spaced. 

Papers will include:

a review of the symptoms and diagnostic criteria of the disorder
potential or known causes of the disorder
treatment options and efficacy
description of the impact this disorder can have on various aspects of functioning (social, occupational, academic, etc.)
any social stigma associated with the disorder
Papers should be a minimum of 10 pages of text (excluding cover sheet).  A minimum of 10 references is required, with at least 7 of those being journal articles from peer-reviewed journals.  Encyclopedias and common websites (including but not limited to Wikipedia and WebMD) are not appropriate references. Papers will be submitted in Canvas and also submitted through Turnitin SIMCheck to screen for plagiarism. Plagiarism will be reported.

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