Unit 2

  1. Read Chapters 9 and 10 of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Chapter 31.12 of Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry.
  2. Conduct research in the National University Library and/or online for current scholarly sources on at least one of the following disorders affecting children and adolescents.
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    • Conduct Disorder
    • Generalized anxiety
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Selective Mutism
    • Obsessive-compulsive Discord (OCD)
  3. Using current evidence from your research, develop a Parent Guide for a family with a child or adolescent diagnosed with the disorder you selected. Information in your guide must be supported by at least four sources found during your research. The guide must include the following:
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Pathophysiology
    • How the disorder is diagnosed
    • Treatment options
    • Patient/family teaching
    • Reference page citing your sources in APA format

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