Summary (A brief Abstract)
State the purpose of the paper
identify the chosen disorder (provide full APA in-text citation), and
rationale for choosing the disorder and
how the paper is structured.
List the disorder’s precise ICD-10-CM code followed by the disorder’s precise DSM-5-TR full name (nomenclature), including severity level or specifiers where indicated according to its DSM-5-TR description.
Include a Brief Discussion of the disorder, the criteria for determining the diagnosis, and main differential diagnoses.
Must cite the DSM-5-TR as the reference source.
Concise Disorder Analysis
Analyze the following:
What the research literature informs about the disorder by providing brief summaries of relevant journal articles and their DSM-5-TR content. Include and examine relevant issues raised in your literature review that are partially addressed or not addressed in the DSM-5-TR such as:
critiques of the DSM-5-TR disorder due to lack of research, weak scientific or clinical research data
lack of appropriate treatment interventions, either psychological/psychosocial or pharmacological
lack of support from practitioner researchers and mental health advocacy groups (e.g., NAMI)
Significant diagnostic and/or other relevant issues
Based on your research and/or independent critical analysis, identify and analyze:
significant diagnostic and/or other relevant clinical concerns and issues, e.g., in the following areas:
categorical and dimensional diagnostic approaches or
marginalization of clientele groups, developmental age groups, exclusion of ethnoracialized groups in clinical trials.
concerns pertaining to individuals’ multicultural intersecting identities (e.g., sexual orientation, spiritual or religious beliefs, etc.).
cultural and social structural issues/challenges (see DSM-5-TR’s Introduction), e.g., social justice concerns of oppression, stigma, quality of life.
the impact of not considering clients’ multiple intersecting identities, e.g., race/ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, education, spirituality/religion, socioeconomic status, and other psychosocial and environmental factors (Z codes), in the diagnostic assessment and treatment planning process.
lack of a resiliency- and strength-based approach.
Include relevant data identified during your research efforts not listed above.
Overview of Major Treatments for the Disorder
Discuss the following:
evidence-based practice, namely, empirically supported therapies or interventions indicated and/or used in treating the condition, or
emerging or nascent treatment options from non-mainstream practitioners including culturally informed/supported community-based and other non-traditional interventions or indigenous processes, e.g., First Nations Peoples’ sweat lodge healing experiences or the use of spiritual healers.
Conclusions and Finds
New learning and insights from conducting research on your chosen topic.