Psychological Disorder

Instructions: In this paper describe someone you know, yourself, a family member, a friend or a character in a book, television show, or movie who suffers with a psychological disorder (e.g., depression, panic attacks, phobias, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, & schizophrenia). Do not use the a real person’s name even if it is yours. Use a pseudonym.
Diagnosis Paper
Please find a fictional character from a movie, book, or TV show that meets criteria for one or more psychological disorders in the DSM V. Using this character, write a paper that discusses the following information:

1. Provide a description of the individual you will be discussing in your paper.
2. Explain what psychological symptoms the character exhibits and what disorder you think they may have.
3. Describe the DSM V criteria for the disorder in which you believe the individual suffers (If the character does not meet all criteria for a diagnosis, be sure to talk about this in your paper).
4. Explain the general causes of the disorder (Include both the personal causes from the
individual’s life and the general causes that psychologists believe lead to the disorder).
5. Describe at least three different treatment options that would be most beneficial to the
individual with the disorder
6. Remember to check your grammar, spelling, & punctuation.
7. Be sure to use APA style in text references and include a reference list
NOTE: This paper will require you to use at least five scholarly references (e.g., DSM V,
published psychological research articles (TCC library research guide) (Links to an external
site.), the course textbook, and only one website (e.g., WebMD, Psychology Today,
Wikipedia, Verywell Mind, etc.)
**You are expected to use in-text citations and a reference list using APA format. The paper
should be 5 pages in length (1200 words, excluding title page and references (12-point font,
double-spaced, with 1” margins)and written/formatted using APA Style (No abstract is
Use your favorite search engine and search for the the symptoms and the name of the
disorder, for example, (dsm 5 symptoms bipolar disorder).

• Please use APA style
• No cover page or abstract is necessary
• Minimum 5 references
• Minimum Five pages (1200 words essay ) in length