Assignment: Mood Disorders Paper

Assignment: Mood Disorders Paper

Question Description
I’m working on a Psychology question and need guidance to help me study.

HCA 1301 Unit VII Assessment Questions


Which of the following results in elongation and enlargement of the bones of the head and extremities?

Brain stem





Which of the following is caused by a Herpes zoster virus of a nerve root?

Subdural hematoma

Spinal bifida




Which of the following describes a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain?

Alzheimer disease





Which of the following results from hypersecretion of thyroid hormones?

Graves disease





Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes degeneration of which part of the spinal cord?

Motor neurons

Cerebrospinal fluid

Interspinous ligament


Match each abbreviation on the left with its definition on the right.












multiple sclerosis


diabetes mellitus




antidiuretic hormone


spinal cord injury


follicle-stimulating hormone


thyroid-stimulating hormone


peripheral nervous system




lumbar puncture


Match each term associated with the nervous and endocrine systems on the left with its corresponding definition on the right.

Computed tomography

Cerebrospinal fluid analysis


Blood serum test

Hormone replacement therapy


Diagnostic imaging technique that produces a cross-sectional view of the body


Laboratory examination of clear, watery, colorless fluid from within the brain and spinal cord


Medication that reduces excitability of neurons and prevents uncontrolled neuron activity associated with seizures


Hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex that have strong anti-inflammatory action


Used for people with hyposecretion disorders


Measures the level of substances such as hormones in the bloodstream


Video Submission

For this assignment, you will create an original, informational, three-minute video. First, write out your script. This will act as the transcript for your video. Then record your video. After you record your video, you will upload it to YouTube. Review this document to assist you in the process: YouTube Upload Instructions.

To submit your three-minute video, copy the URL from YouTube, and paste it into a Word document with the transcript of your video and a reference page containing any references used, then submit it through Blackboard. The URL link, transcript, and references may be compiled in a single Word document/submission.



Brody cannot be told what to do. This 15-year-old’s single mother has come to you for answers about what she terms as “above and beyond normal teenage disobedience.” School assessments demonstrate that Brody’s intellectual abilities are somewhat above average, but his grades suffer due to his tendency to become annoyed and pick arguments with his teacher and other school staff members. Brody’s mom indicates that he has no history of drug use and has only been in trouble within the academic setting, but she worries his argumentative nature will land him in greater difficulty as he continues through high school.
Now that you have read the scenario, follow the information below to present in your video.

Introduce yourself as a case worker assigned to the scenario you have chosen. Introduce your client (from the scenario you chose), and describe some of his or her history and current situation.
Identify the disorder and the category of the disorder in the scenario you chose.
Elaborate about the severity of the situation, and classify some of the symptoms the client is experiencing.
Explain treatment protocols for the disorder based off the scenario you chose. What do you recommend to help this client?

Assignment: Mood Disorders Paper

Assignment: Mood Disorders Paper

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.

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