BPCC-133 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Solved Assignment 2020
Course Code: BPCC 133
Assignment Code: Asst /TMA / 2020-2021
Total Marks: 100
|Title Name||BPCC-133 Psychology Hons (BAPCH) Solved Assignment 2020-21|
|Service Type||Solved Assignment (Soft copy/PDF)|
|Course||BAG(Psychology Hons (BAPCH))|
|Semester||2020-21 Course: BA(Psychology Hons (BAPCH))|
|Short Name||BPCC-133 (ENGLISH)|
|Assignment Code||Asst /TMA / 2020-2021|
|Product||Assignment of BAG(Psychology Hons (BAPCH)) 2020 (IGNOU)|
|Submission Date||For July 2020: 30th April, 2021
ForJanuary 2021: 31st October, 2021
2 x 20 = 40
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.
6 x 5 = 30
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
2 x 15 = 30
Note: You need to complete the activities as instructed. Each activity is of 15 marks.
o 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:
o Who commits suicide?
o What are the risk factors involved in suicidal behaviour?
o What are the probable reasons for people attempting or committing suicide?
o As a Psychology student, how would you help a friend or a relative who is expressing
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