BPCC 133 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS Solved Assignment 2020-21

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BPCC 133 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS Solved Assignment 2020-21

BPCC 133 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS Solved Assignment 2020-21

NOTE: All questions are compulsory.


Assignment One

Answer the following questions in about 500 words each. Each question carries 20 marks.

1. Describe the negative symptoms of Schizophrenia. Elucidate the biological causes of Schizophrenia.

2. Explain the general characteristics and causal factors of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Assignment Two

Answer the following questions in about 100 words each. Each question carries 5 marks.

3. Types of Specific Phobias

4. Symptoms of a manic episode

5. Illness anxiety disorder

6. Binge and purge cycle

7. Gender dysphoria

8. Psychosocial treatment of substance use disorder


Note: You need to complete the activities as instructed. Each activity is of 15 marks.

Diagnosing Mr. Ashok.

For this exercise, you are required to make a diagnosis of ‘Mr. Ashok’. The case of Mr. Ashok is somewhat ambiguous and not very simple. With the help of this activity, you will figure out the various aspects of diagnosis that includes, symptoms, inclusion and exclusion criteria, importance of obtaining accurate information of the patient and sometimes ambiguity in diagnostic categories.

Mr. Ashok is a 55-year old businessman. He claims that the Income Tax (IT) officials has been ‘observing him’ for the past few weeks. He thinks that he has done some illegal activities in his business. This has led the IT officials to suspect him of tax evasion. His wife and co-workers have tried to convince him that his thought is faulty, but he is convinced that IT official are keeping a watch on him, his house, tapping his phone, and that they might be hiding on the terrace as well! He is fearful of the consequences of the investigation, and avoids going to his work. When at home, he draws all the curtains and keeps his phone disconnected. Mr. Ashok’s wife told the psychologist that her husband has changed drastically since he lost his previous job in a private company because of retrenchment. She further adds that in his free time, he either eats or sleeps and is not very mentally alert. On being asked by the psychologist, Ashok denied of having any suicidal thoughts. Ashok further added ‘I came to see you because my wife and children suggested to meet you’.

Using the DSM-5 Criteria for Paranoid Personality Disorder (APA, 2013) or DSM-5 Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (APA, 2013), make a diagnosis of Mr. Ashok. List the symptoms, inclusion and exclusion criteria and the important information that you will obtain from the patient to make a diagnosis.

2. According to the latest reports of World Health Organization (2019), India has the highest suicide rate in South East Asian region. India also had the third highest suicide rate (14.7) among females in the world after Lesotho (24.4) and Republic of Korea (15.4). After road injury, suicide is the leading cause of death among 15-29-year old. Focus on Mental Health has been in the agenda of Sustainable Development Goals.

In light of the above, answer the following:

  • ·        Who commits suicide?
  • ·        What are the risk factors involved in suicidal behaviour?
  • ·        What are the probable reasons for people attempting or committing suicide?
  • ·        As a Psychology student, how would you help a friend or a relative who is expressing suicidal ideations?

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