· What is your take on the diagnostic issues discussed?

Unit 9 discussion 1

[u09d1] Unit 9 Discussion 1

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Childhood Disorders

Choose any of the childhood or adolescent disorders covered in the assigned readings in this unit except bipolar disorder. Use (“Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders). Discover and review sources of information on the disorder. Then respond to these topics:

· Debate the pros and cons of a current issue or controversy related to the diagnosis (not treatment) of this disorder. Be sure to consider the cultural and ethnic aspects and impact of the diagnosis.

· Present your arguments for the components of a state-of-the-art assessment that are needed to properly diagnose this disorder in children and adolescents. Be sure to consider:

2. Diagnostic ethical issues.

2. Sensitivity to diversity.

2. Etiological issues.

Response Guidelines

Review the posts of other learners and respond to at least two of them:

. What is your take on the diagnostic issues discussed?

. What more do you need to know about this disorder and how to diagnose it?

. What is your assessment of the assessment issues discussed for this disorder?




Unit 9 discussion 2

[u09d2] Unit 9 Discussion 2

Bipolar Disorder

In recent years, there have been heated controversies about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Perhaps the most heated current controversy involves the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

. Identify and summarize two articles on this controversy, and outline the primary points of disagreement.

. Take a position on the controversy and justify it.

. Is this a condition that has been improperly under-diagnosed in minors, or are proponents over-diagnosing bipolar disorder in difficult minors?

. Support your arguments with appropriate citations.