15 Discussion Board Assignment

Please answer the following discussion board question below:


“This week many psychological orders were discussed, which psychological disorder did you review that you found most interesting and why?”


** Remember you MUST reply directly to the question and then reply to 2 classmates for credit for this assignment (10/10 points). If you do not reply 3 times you will not receive any credit for the assignment. This assignment is due Friday, Nov. 19th at 11:59pm. I look forward to reading your replies.

First student reply:

Depression is most interesting to me because it is a common and serious mental disorder. Depression is characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, tiredness, and poor concentration. People with depression may also have multiple physical complaints with no apparent physical cause. Depression can be long-lasting or recurrent, substantially impairing people’s ability to function at work or school and to cope with daily life. At its most severe, depression can lead to suicide.

Prevention programmes have been shown to reduce depression, both for children (e.g. through protection and psychological support following physical and sexual abuse) and adults (e.g. through psychosocial assistance after disasters and conflicts). There are also effective treatments. Mild to moderate depression can be effectively treated with talking therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy or psychotherapy. Antidepressants can be an effective form of treatment for moderate to severe depression but are not the first line of treatment for cases of mild depression. They should not be used for treating depression in children and are not the first line of treatment in adolescents, among whom they should be used with caution.


Second student reply:

Obsessive- Compulsive disorder (OCD) was the most interesting me. I always been told that may I have OCD because I constantly check or do things over and over. For example, if I use the restroom I have to flush the toilet at least 3 times before I’m comfortable with leaving the restroom. I don’t know if its just a habit or what but reading about OCD has me thinking “Do i really have it?” 

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