Psychological Disorders – Symptoms and Treatments
Develop a 6-7 slide PowerPoint, not including the reference page, with speaker notes for each slide addressing the following. In chapter 12 many psychological disorders are addressed. This assignment will build on that. You are to pick one of those disorders and develop a presentation on it. On the first slide of the PowerPoint, review the symptoms of the disorder. On the second slide provide a review of the origins or causes of the disorder. For the remaining slides, pick two of the therapies discussed in chapter 13 and explain how the disorder might be treated with those methods of therapy. Your presentation needs to include additional information from at least one outside scholarly source. Finally, you must record your presentation using a screen recording tool.
Criteria for Success
• 6-7 slides
• Slides should not be cluttered with text
• Visuals help reinforce the information presented
• Reference page in APA format

Slide 1: Title Slide – Disorder Symptoms
[Visual: Eye-catching title slide with the name of the disorder]

Speaker Notes:
Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s presentation. Today, we will be discussing [Disorder Name]. Let’s start by reviewing the symptoms associated with this disorder.

Slide 2: Symptoms of [Disorder Name]
[Visual: Bulleted list of symptoms]

Speaker Notes:
[Disorder Name] is characterized by a range of symptoms that can significantly impact an individual’s daily functioning. Some common symptoms include [list symptoms here]. It is important to note that these symptoms may vary in severity and presentation among individuals.

Slide 3: Origins or Causes of [Disorder Name]
[Visual: Illustrative image related to the disorder’s causes]

Speaker Notes:
The origins or causes of [Disorder Name] are multifaceted and can be influenced by various factors. Research suggests that [briefly discuss causes or contributing factors]. It is important to understand that the development of [Disorder Name] is not solely attributed to one single cause but rather a complex interaction between genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

Slide 4: Therapy 1 – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
[Visual: Image representing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy]

Speaker Notes:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy that can be effective in treating [Disorder Name]. CBT focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to the maintenance of the disorder. Through the therapy sessions, individuals learn strategies to reframe their thoughts, modify maladaptive behaviors, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Slide 5: Therapy 2 – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
[Visual: Image representing Medication-Assisted Treatment]

Speaker Notes:
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can also be a valuable approach in managing [Disorder Name]. This treatment involves the use of medication, under the supervision of a healthcare professional, to alleviate the symptoms and improve overall functioning. The specific medications used may vary depending on the individual’s needs and the recommendations of their healthcare provider.

Slide 6: Benefits and Considerations
[Visual: Balancing scale image representing benefits and considerations]

Speaker Notes:
Both CBT and MAT offer significant benefits in the treatment of [Disorder Name]. CBT equips individuals with valuable skills to challenge negative thinking patterns, while MAT can provide symptom relief and stabilization. However, it is important to consider that treatment approaches should be tailored to each individual’s unique needs, and a combination of therapies may be necessary. Consulting with a mental health professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Slide 7: Conclusion and References
[Visual: Thank you slide with references in APA format]

Speaker Notes:
In conclusion, [Disorder Name] is a complex disorder that can significantly impact individuals’ lives. However, with effective treatment approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), individuals can find relief and improve their overall well-being. Remember to consult with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Thank you for your attention. Please refer to the references on this slide for further reading on the topic.


Lastname, A. (Year). Title of the scholarly source. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), Page range.
Lastname, B. (Year). Title of the book. Publisher.

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