Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

So106 and ps260 Abnormal Psychology

Question 1 Abnormal Psychology

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has recently been removed from the category of anxiety disorders in the DSM and is classified as a completely separate diagnostic category.

This change was due to several reasons:

Characteristics different from other anxiety disorders


The neurobiological differences

Medications typically used to treat anxiety disorders can have little to no affect on OCD

In our discussion this week, describe your opinion on the placement of OCD in the DSM and address your findings and opinions related to each of these 4 areas of concern.


Question 2

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

This week’s discussion will be a two-part question. Be sure to answer each question in its entirety.

The DSM is the classification system for abnormal behaviors. What are the basic features of the DSM? Include discussion on the axes model.

After reading Chapter 3, go to www.dsm5.org and review the section “Highlight of Changes from DSM-V-TR to DSM5” (linked in the “What’s New” sidebar). In your opinion what are the three most significant changes from the DSM-V-TR version to the DSM5?


Question 3 Introduction to Sociology II

W2 Discussion “Work, Unemployment, and Poverty”

Work, Unemployment, and Poverty

Choose a major transnational corporation that is headquartered in the United States and find information regarding the other countries this corporation has offices or plants. Research what the corporation does at these locations (the type of business conducted) and whom they hire.

In one page, summarize this information in the initial discussion as well as answers to the following questions:

How does the corporation affect the people in these other countries, including effects on the community as well as the people who work for the corporation?

What are the possible effects on the United States of this corporation’s transnational locations (such as reduction of U.S. jobs)? Then go to the website of the International Labour Organization at www.ilo.org. Conduct a search for the transnational organization you researched to discover any labor issues related to this corporation. Post your findings and answers on the discussion board.


Question 4

W2 Assignment “Article Summary”

Introduction to Sociology II

**The requirement for this assignment is 3 paragraphs.

Perspectives on Social Problems In Society

Go to the IRP website: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/; Choose one article from the list of “Recent Publications” located on the homepage. You will be directed to a short summary of the article, and will need to click on the “full text” in order to read the entire article. Save a digital copy of the article to turn in with your analysis.

Read the article thoroughly, outlining the main points and conclusions.

Write a 3 paragraph (a paragraph is 5-7 sentences) summary and analysis of the article. Your paper should be double-spaced, 12pt font, and Include citations as needed and write in first person:

Paragraph 1: A complete summary of the main points and findings in the article. Be sure to note how poverty is measured, demographic information related to poverty, any causes of poverty specified, and any solutions suggested.

Paragraph 2: An analysis of the main points and findings from the article using one of the sociological perspectives: structural-functionalism, conflict theory, or symbolic interaction.

Paragraph 3: Your personal analysis of the information presented in the article. How does the information presented apply to your life and/or experiences?