PSY 361 Week 1 Discussion Resource Evaluation Discussion Board Biopsychosocial Evaluation of Psychological Disorder
Biopsychosocial Evaluation of a Psychological Disorder. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Before you begin, please reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Our text reading this week introduces the discipline of health psychology and reviews body systems.
This subject content provides a foundation for exploring various topics in health and illness, and how to evaluate health-related behaviors and health promotion practices across the lifespan.
The biopsychosocial model of health psychology is described.
An historical overview of its development from preceding theoretical models in psychology is provided.
We can evaluate individual healthcare choices and utilization of healthcare services using this model. Utilizing the biopsychosocial model, research a selected psychological diagnosis and evaluate health-related behaviors and health promotion practices related to this condition from the standpoint of associated biological, psychological, and social factors.
First, select an individual psychological disorder that is found in Section II of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5), accessed via the Ashford University Library per the instructions indicated in the Required Resources list for this week. (Section II has subsections with various categories of different recognized neuropsychological conditions.
Be sure to open each section to scan the various disorders in each subsection category.) After reading through the disorders in each category, choose one for further study.
You may choose any disorder EXCEPT post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or the disorders listed in the category of
Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. You will research your selected disorder in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine publication. The instructions below will assist you in your search.
Go to the Ashford University Library (either via the link in the left navigation or the Student Portal)
Click the “Advanced Search>>” link under the FindIt@AU search box
Enter the name of the disorder you selected from the DSM-5 into the first text box
Select “SU Subject Terms” in the drop-down menu next to your disorder
Enter Annals of Behavioral Medicine in the second box
Select “SO Journal Title/Source” in the drop-down menu next to the publication’s name
Click the Search button
Click “Relevance” and choose “Date Newest”