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Formal Outline Case Study (PSY).


Formal Outline Case Study (PSY).

Formal Outline Case Study (PSY).


For your Case Study, you will select a case study, which could be fictional or someone you know who exhibits one of the atypical disorders presented in the course. Or you can write about yourself. This is always interesting, and the paper is confidential.

Case Study Formal Outline Instructions

Follow this format- including each of the following Topic Headings (Bold Type)

Write one to two sentences describing each segment of the Outline.

I. Case Study – a brief overview of the Fictional character (could be your journal individual)

II. Diagnosis – description – Include the symptoms described in the DSM 5

A. Symptom 1

B. Symptom 2

C. Symptoms 3 (include 4-5 symptoms with examples when writing paper)

III. Etiology – Causes for this disorder. Give examples of possible causes.

A. Biological

B. Psychological

C. Cultural or Social

IV. Social Factors – Lifestyle or family situations

V. Treatment – Suggest 2-3 treatments that are used for this disorder

A. Treatment 1

B. Treatment 2

C. Treatment 3

VI. Conclusion – Prognosis – Predict what will happen in the future for this person with or without treatment

VII. Bibliography

Use your textbook, outside references, and class lectures and discussion to support your position. Students will include a minimum of 3 scholarly references. These articles can be about the diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options, etc. 

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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