DSM and the enviroment

Assignment 1 goes with SECTION A : Focus DSM and the Environment



PART I of Assignment 1  : Draws from Regier, Kuhl & Kupper, DSM-5: Classification and criteria



       This DSM-5 classification and criteria changes article, describes the overhaul that was done from the DSM IV (1994)  to the DSM-5 which was completed in 2013.  Read the article and Page 95 of the article, you will see reference to check out www.psychiatry.org/dsm5, please be sure to check out this website before you start to respond to  questions listed below. This website will give you access to the abbreviated description of the major deviations from DSM IV to now DSM-5 .


 BE SURE TO USE AND LABEL THE PARTS OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT IN THE SAME WAY THAT I HAVE DESCRIBED THEM – MEANING I WANT TO SEE the words,  PART I Task A. then your answer.  Then you can go on to PART II Task B do not run the different Tasks that make-up assignment 1 together ( I will send it back and will deduct 5 points if you do this) and BE SURE to designate PART I or PART 2 when giving your response. Total worth of assignment 1 is 35 points.


PART I. Task A : Describe the (2) changes from DSM IV to the current DSM-5 in terms Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ( 10 to 12 sentences is your limit; you are to observe these limits) Be sure to label -Change #1…etc…don’t want to hunt to locate your (2) changes) Worth 5 points.


PART I : TASK B:  As  clinicians working with a child who has ASD, list the specific symptoms you would be looking for.  ( worth 5 points). You can Bullet the symptoms. 


PART I : Task C: What DSM-5 term is used to refer to dementia. Need (there is NOT enough information in the article so you will need to supplement through CUNY searches – preferred rather than google)  to  to get more information about the ten subtypes – describe what you have learned of the subtypes .  BE specific and through…information on all 10 are required.  (worth 10 points)



PART II. Second article for assignment 1: Ehrenreich’s , The impact of environment on abnormal behavior and mental disease.



PART II: Read the article.  Then think you are a therapist and a pregnant woman ( she is only one month pregnant) comes to see you reporting that she is having increase anxiety ( worry) regarding the health of her developing fetus. How would you explain what the article provides on page 3 regarding Type 1, 2, and 3 shades of risk.  Be sure to write as you would share this information to the pregnant woman, DO NOT summarize the “shades” instead you are to demonstrate once you as a clinician have the knowledge of these 3 shades how is it that you would share this information with a pregnant woman who is worried about the health of her developing fetus. Please write your response as full sentences. ( worth 10 points)


PART II. Go to page 4 of the article – write a summary of the content that is under the heading, Protective factors and risk accumulation. Never in any work for me are you allowed to use quotes INSTEAD put what you are reading into your own words. (5 points).



Please read those articles in order to do this assignment.





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