Personality Disorder

You will write a paper on a chosen DSM-5 category topic approved by your instructor.(Personality Disorder) The content of your paper must address the following:
1. A succinct overview of the disorders in this DSM-5 category (do not copy and paste from the DSM-5—this information must be evaluated and reworded into your own words)
2. Potential causes of these disorders (think nature and nurture both in this section: genetics, heredity, environment, and spiritual)
3. What processes would be used to evaluate for disorders in this category
4. Treatment options for these disorders
5. A biblical worldview of these disorders and their treatment
6. Future research considerations for disorders in this category

The paper must be 12–14 pages (not including the title page, abstract, or reference pages). The quality of the paper must reflect the level of graduate work. Avoid having too many quotes and integrate your research (i.e., sources) in your paper. A good graduate paper must not be like a quilt, but like a rug: not patched together, but woven together. While structure is important, content is more significant. However, writing your paper without subheadings or not correctly referencing your sources is never acceptable. For example, stating something such as, “research has shown that…,” without documenting the source will lower your grade. Papers MUST BE written in current APA format; check your APA writing carefully because you will be graded on the accuracy of APA format. The APA Publication Manual provides information on how to write (e.g., grammar), how to format a paper (e.g., title page, abstract, headings), how to cite references, and many other helps. Use the table of contents to help you locate things. Additionally, be sure to examine the research and topic from a biblical worldview, demonstrating critical thinking. You may also need to use the following reference materials to support your point of view—biblical word studies and biblical commentaries.

To validate the information included in your paper, use articles published in professional peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals. Please limit your use of general textbooks to a maximum of 2. Websites should be avoided as many of these are not scholarly. If you are unsure- check with your professor.

here is a copy of my outline:

  1. Abstract

  2. Introduction
    of Personality Disorder

  3. An
    Overview of Personality Disorder

  4. Types of Personality Disorders

    1. Personality Disorders
      Characterized by Odd or Eccentric Behavior

      1. Paranoid Personality Disorder

      2. Schizoid Personality Disorder

        iii. Schizotypal Personality

    2. Personality Disorders
      Characterized by Dramatic, Emotional, or Erratic Behavior

      1. Antisocial Personality

      2. Borderline Personality

      3. Histrionic Personality

      4. Narcissistic Personality

    3. Personality Disorders
      Characterized by Anxious or Fearful Behavior

      1. Avoidant Personality Disorder

        ii. Dependent Personality

        iii. Obsessive-Compulsive
        Personality Disorder

    4. Problems with the
      Classification of Personality Disorders

      1. Undetermined Reliability and

        ii. Problems Distinguishing
        Axis I from Axis II Disorders

        iii. Overlap Among Disorders
        Difficulty in Distinguishing Between         Variations in
        Normal and in Abnormal Behavior

        iv.  Sexist Biases

        v.   Confusing Labels with

  5. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Psychodynamic Perspectives

      1. Hans Kohut

      2. Otto Kernberg

      3. Margaret Mahler

    2. Learning Perspectives

    3. Family Perspectives

    4. Biological Perspectives

      1. Genetic Factors

      2. Lack of Emotional

      3. The Craving-for-Stimulation

      4. Brain Abnormalities

    5. Sociocultural Perspectives

  6. Treatment of Personality

    1. Psychodynamic Approaches

    2. Behavioral Approaches

    3. Biological Approaches

  7. Evaluation for These Disorders

  8. Assessment Process

  9. Summing Up

  10. References

  11. Appendices



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