Generalized Anxiety Disorder Thesis

This has 3 assignments and all assignments will be submitted through safe assign for plagiarism.


Youtube videos:

Anxiety-What Is the Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

Howie Mandel talks about living with OCD:


Assignment 1: please write at least 250 words APA format and relevant sources (textbook, and 2 other sources)

1. Define a “psychodiagnostic” and its role in the treatment of mental disorders.


The DSM 5 and the ICD 10 codes provide healthcare workers with a common way of talking with each other about illness. As professional counselors, we work with other practitioners such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians, social workers, psychologists, physical/occupational therapists, etc.


While the importance of an actual diagnosis cannot be overlooked, we must always keep in mind what can be done to help the client to live optimally.


2. It is helpful when conceptualizing a case that the intensity, duration, and frequency of the symptoms in the daily life of the client be considered. This information can help you to realize how “disabling” (mild, moderate, severe) the symptoms are for the client. How does this information relate to the DSM 5 and the ICD 10?


3. Compare and contrast (be very specific) the following assessment techniques, and their role/impact on diagnosis: Interviews/MSE, Psychological Tests and Inventories, Tests of Cognitive and Neurological Functioning, Self Report Inventories.


It is not necessary to mention every video in your responses, but you must be specific in your responses. Refer to what you have viewed in the videos and read in your text.

Assignment 2: please write at least 250 words APA format and relevant sources


View the video above on DSM 5 and Mental Illness.  Please post your impressions of the video, as well as implications for you as a future counselor, of the information presented in the video.

What DSM-5 Means for Diagnosing Mental Health Patients:


Assignment 3: please see the PowerPoint slide titled DSM-5 Disorder categories and features

Choose one disorder from Ch. 3.  Describe it (be specific) in the context of the multipath model of understanding it, and the implications of viewing the disorder this way for the client, client’s family, and society as a whole.

This paper must be in APA style, with a title page and a reference page.  You must use your textbook and at least one other professional resource for this assignment.  It must be at 2 full double spaced, typed pages (not including Title page and Reference page).