Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Psychological Disorders

Note: this is a discussion board response; no need to do a full research paper on this**

For this discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn more about a psychological disorder that is not covered in this course. You will pick a disorder from the list given to you and you will conduct research to investigate the following topics:

  • Diagnostic criteria of the disorder
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology

List of Psychological Disorders

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Hypochondriasis Dhat
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Kleptomania Ghost Sickness
Dissociative Fugue Tourette’s Disorder Hwa – Byung
Exhibitionism Narcolepsy Koro
Pyromania Pathological Gambling Latah
Shenjing Shuairuo Locura Mal de Ojo
Factitious Disorder Trichotillomania Shenkui
Susto Taijin Kyofusho Zar
Amok Ataque de Nervios Boufee Delirante

Instructions for responses

  1. Diagnostic Criteria
  • Please describe the diagnostic criteria utilized to diagnose this disorder. You can utilize the DSM-V diagnostic criteria or the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) diagnostic criteria. One thing to keep in mind is that when using a Culture Bound Syndrome, finding the diagnostic criteria may be difficult. Please cite where you found your criteria.
  1. Epidemiology
  • Please provide epidemiological statistics (prevalence, incidence, lifetime prevalence) for your disorder. You need to provide a) overall prevalence data, b) gender difference data, and c) data on at least 2 subgroups of your choice (e.g. African-Americans & Asian-Americans, or children & adults). Please cite your information.
  1. Etiology
  • Please provide information about the etiological theories of your disorder. Your answer should include at least 2 different approaches/perspectives about the cause of the disorder you chose. Please cite your information.

4. Treatment

  • Choose and describe two potential treatments

5. Reference Page

  • Please include an APA reference page at the end of your assignment.
  • At least 2 of your references must come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Other information can come from other sources EXCEPT Wikipedia. Refer to Academic Journal list handout for ideas about where to find acceptable articles for this assignment.

American Journal of Community Psychology

Behavior Research and Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Clinical Psychology Review

Cognitive Therapy and Research

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Developmental Psychopathology

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Child Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Community Psychology

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Counseling Psychology