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.
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
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.