Disorder develops over time without treatment


This assignment is an analysis of the neuropsychological disorder that supports your Final Project. You will create an outline of the main points of your Final Project, using your selected neuropsychological disorder as approved by the instructor in Week One. The Final Project Outline should be organized into three sections, each main section having required components. This outline is both an analysis of your topic as well as a tool to ensure that you are on the right track with your Final Project. The more information you provide, the more feedback you will receive from your instructor, which will be helpful as you write your Final Project.

Final Project- Outline Components

Introduction

Succinct thesis statement (one or more sentences detailing the focus of your Final Project and informing the reader about your topic and the scope of your paper)

Define the type of disorder

Neurological

Psychological

Neuropsychological

Diagnostic criteria

What components must be present for the disorder to be diagnosed?

Include physical and psychological signs and symptoms.

Reason(s) why you chose this topic

Personal experience

Professional experience

Other reason

Epidemiology

Who is affected?

Are they young/old?

Male/female

Rural/urban

Ethnicities

Discussion

Detailed description of the disorder

Signs and symptoms

Epidemiology

Any subtypes of the disorder

Detailed description of the natural history of the disorder

How the disorder develops over time with treatment

How the disorder develops over time without treatment

Methods used to diagnose, evaluate, and manage the disorder

Initial diagnosis (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric testing)

Ongoing management (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric testing)

Risk factors

Genetics

Lifestyle

Environmental factors

Other causative factors

Known

Theorized

Nervous system structures and/or pathways involved in the disorder (detailed information regarding the underlying pathology as it applies to these structures and functional pathways)

Neurotransmitter(s) and receptor system(s) involved in the pathology of the disorder

Current treatment options

Drug (pharmacologic) therapies

Nonpharmacologic therapies (including psychological and other therapeutic services)

Type of care providers (e.g., medical, nursing, therapists)

Type of healthcare setting (e.g., hospital, home, outpatient, nursing facility)

Future areas of research

Treatment options

Evaluation and diagnostic methods for initial diagnosis

Increasing knowledge relating to etiology and pathologic processes

Conclusion

The conclusion reaffirms your initial thesis statement

The conclusion may be one or more paragraphs that use the material you have discussed in the paper to support the validity of your synthesis and elaborate on the theme of your paper

Writing the Final Project Outline

The Final Project Outline:

Must be a minimum of 2 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

Disorder develops over time without treatment


This assignment is an analysis of the neuropsychological disorder that supports your Final Project. You will create an outline of the main points of your Final Project, using your selected neuropsychological disorder as approved by the instructor in Week One. The Final Project Outline should be organized into three sections, each main section having required components. This outline is both an analysis of your topic as well as a tool to ensure that you are on the right track with your Final Project. The more information you provide, the more feedback you will receive from your instructor, which will be helpful as you write your Final Project.

Final Project- Outline Components

Introduction

Succinct thesis statement (one or more sentences detailing the focus of your Final Project and informing the reader about your topic and the scope of your paper)

Define the type of disorder

Neurological

Psychological

Neuropsychological

Diagnostic criteria

What components must be present for the disorder to be diagnosed?

Include physical and psychological signs and symptoms.

Reason(s) why you chose this topic

Personal experience

Professional experience

Other reason

Epidemiology

Who is affected?

Are they young/old?

Male/female

Rural/urban

Ethnicities

Discussion

Detailed description of the disorder

Signs and symptoms

Epidemiology

Any subtypes of the disorder

Detailed description of the natural history of the disorder

How the disorder develops over time with treatment

How the disorder develops over time without treatment

Methods used to diagnose, evaluate, and manage the disorder

Initial diagnosis (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric testing)

Ongoing management (e.g., physical exam, imaging and/or laboratory testing, special studies, psychological evaluation, psychometric testing)

Risk factors

Genetics

Lifestyle

Environmental factors

Other causative factors

Known

Theorized

Nervous system structures and/or pathways involved in the disorder (detailed information regarding the underlying pathology as it applies to these structures and functional pathways)

Neurotransmitter(s) and receptor system(s) involved in the pathology of the disorder

Current treatment options

Drug (pharmacologic) therapies

Nonpharmacologic therapies (including psychological and other therapeutic services)

Type of care providers (e.g., medical, nursing, therapists)

Type of healthcare setting (e.g., hospital, home, outpatient, nursing facility)

Future areas of research

Treatment options

Evaluation and diagnostic methods for initial diagnosis

Increasing knowledge relating to etiology and pathologic processes

Conclusion

The conclusion reaffirms your initial thesis statement

The conclusion may be one or more paragraphs that use the material you have discussed in the paper to support the validity of your synthesis and elaborate on the theme of your paper

Writing the Final Project Outline

The Final Project Outline:

Must be a minimum of 2 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center

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