Discuss and evaluate treatment strategies for three different mental health conditions. You should consider medication and psychotherapies in your answer and use high-quality research evidence.

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Title - Discuss and evaluate treatment strategies for three different mental health conditions. You should consider medication and psychotherapies in your answer and use high-quality research evidence. Level 7

What is expected in this essay:

You should concentrate on using high quality research literature to support your assertions. The quality of evidence you present will contribute to your mark. By high-quality research, we mean scientific journal articles that are published in peer-reviewed journals. This can be experimental research, clinical trials, randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews. You are expected to engage in independent learning in this module and making time to read studies like those mentioned above will greatly strengthen your understanding of this area. Drawing on this in your assignment will also contribute to a better-quality essay.

Please use maximum 30 references in APA 7th format, ensuring to synthesis, compare, contrast, contextualise work. I have provided some references to use.

Introduction (250 words)
Overview of this assignment, what it will achieve and its aims to understand the conditions.

1st mental health condition: 500 words Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Statistics of how many people suffer with this condition in the UK and worldwide.
How DSM 5th manual diagnosis a patient with this and what are the main symptoms.
Define different treatments and recovery.
Explain and analyse different treatment methods for this condition, it is important that patients are given all options and preferences when it comes to medication etc.
Evaluate the awareness of multiple therapies associated with this condition for example cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Critical reflections of the positives and negatives of each treatment for the condition including side effects.
Recognition that in some cases a combination of treatment may be required.
High quality research evidence such as meta analysis, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCT) used in the literature.
Discuss limitations of these treatments if there are any.
Linking this condition (PMDD) and COVID-19 how has this impacted on mental health services such as NHS.
Explain how the biopsychological model can help to understand mental health conditions.

2nd mental health condition: 500 words Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Statistics of how many people suffer with this condition in the UK and worldwide.
How DSM 5th manual diagnosis a patient with this and what are the main symptoms.
Define different treatments and recovery.
Explain and analyse different treatment methods for this condition, it is important that patients are given all options and preferences when it comes to medication etc.
Evaluate the awareness of multiple therapies associated with this condition for example psychodynamic therapy.
Critical reflections of the positives and negatives of each treatment for the condition including side effects.
Recognition that in some cases a combination of treatment may be required.
High quality research evidence such as meta analysis, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCT) used in the literature.
Discuss limitations of these treatments if there are any.
Linking this condition (PMDD) and COVID-19 how has this impacted on mental health services such as NHS.
Explain how the biopsychological model can help to understand mental health conditions.

3rd mental health condition: 500 words Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Statistics of how many people suffer with this condition in the UK and worldwide.
How DSM 5th manual diagnosis a patient with this and what are the main symptoms.
Define different treatments and recovery.
Explain and analyse different treatment methods for this condition, it is important that patients are given all options and preferences when it comes to medication etc.
Evaluate the awareness of multiple therapies associated with this condition for example
Critical reflections of the positives and negatives of each treatment for the condition anti depressants, including side effects.
Recognition that in some cases a combination of treatment may be required.
High quality research evidence such as meta analysis, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCT) used in the literature.
Discuss limitations of these treatments if there are any.
Linking this condition (PMDD) and COVID-19 how has this impacted on mental health. Explain how the biopsychological model can help to understand mental health conditions.

 

Conclusion (250 words)
Brief summary of the assignment, overall conclusion of which treatment strategy works best for which condition, any limitations e.g further research or updated medicine may work for the condition and more robust research into some treatment strategies.

 

 

 

References:

PMDD
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890701/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11845-020-02275-7

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330484284_Pre-menstrual_Dysphoric_Disorder_A_Systematic_Review

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20030286

https://www.advbiores.net/article.asp?issn=2277-9175;year=2020;volume=9;issue=1;spage=60;epage=60;aulast=Rajabi

https://iapmd.org/hormones-and-pmdd

http://repository.poltekkes-kaltim.ac.id/657/1/Diagnostic%20and%20statistical%20manual%20of%20mental%20disorders%20_%20DSM-5%20%28%20PDFDrive.com%20%29.pdf  (DSM 5 Manual)

BDD
https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-021-03185-3

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29935380/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16301017/

BPD
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30091375/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5055059/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5340835/


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