Week 5 Discussion

What psychological disorder did you learn about?

In this week’s discussion, we get to explore psychological disorders that we may not have a deep understanding of (yet). When we learn about and discuss mental health, we can reduce the stigma associated with these conditions.

  • STEP 1: Select ONE disorder that you have never heard of before or do NOT know about from this list:
    • Agoraphobia
    • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
    • Dissociative Disorder
    • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, etc.)
    • Factitious Disorder (FD)
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
    • Pica
    • Selective mutism
    • Somatic  (Psych Central Staff, 1).
    • Identifying what disorder you selected,
    • Describing the symptoms and
    • What you find interesting about this condition.

To earn full credit, your response must be at least 5 sentences with appropriate in-text and source citations.

  • Step 4: Use in-text citations to acknowledge the author’s ideas that you wrote about in your discussion response.
  • Step 5: Provide a source list with the source(s) that you used for the discussion post.
  • Step 6: Respond to another person in the class. Remember to write at least 4 sentences to earn full credit.


If you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental health condition, you can reach out to SOAR for assistance. You can call SOAR at 800-932-0034 (SOAR, 2).


  1. Psych Central Staff.  December 8, 2020. Symptoms & Treatments of Mental Disorders. https://psychcentral.com/disorders/disorders
  2. Kendra Cherry. 2020. A List of Psychological Disorders. https://www.verywellmind.com/a-list-of-psychological-disorders-2794776
  3. SOAR. No date. SOAR Student Assistance.  http://strayer.acisoar.com/

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