The Research paper topic is to choose an anxiety disorder that is included in the DSM 5 (see last page of the syllabus). Research papers should include symptoms, basic concepts, genetic factors if applicable, course of the disorder, development of the disorder (such as cognitive, emotional, and behavioral components) and treatment (including pharmacological treatment).
Included in the paper should explain how your chosen anxiety disorder fits criteria for the anxiety disorder category and how it differs from other disorders within the anxiety classification (hint: use differential diagnosis information). Critical thinking should be evident within the content of paper (in other words, do not provide only straight factual information). Critical thinking can be provided in applying cognitive theory or other therapeutic orientations to the treatment of the disorder.
Papers should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words, and should include at least six references and follow APA formatting examples. Please note that any papers that do not meet the wording criteria within 10% (i.e., 900 to 1,650) will result in the deduction of an entire letter grade.
Scholarly sources must be used. You may use popular sources to support public opinion and perhaps your critical thinking but it must be in addition to 6 scholarly sources. I have attached several scholarly peer reviewed resources.