Mental Health Research Paper – Due according to the syllabus (please see syllabus)

Please read all the instructions very carefully and speak to your instructor if you have any questions, issues or concerns.

Student will be provided a Psychiatric/Mental health disorder that they might have encountered or will encounter in nursing practice. Student will write a five (5)-page paper (not including reference or title page) with at least 4 references from a credible source in APA format. Please use LIRN platform for your research. Paper and presentation must include the require elements presented below. Please note that Powerpoint presentation must also be done in APA format.

Research paper Draft is due on Week 13 in paper format for instructor to review and make any suggestions (no exceptions)


Required elements Points

Introduction with a full description of the disorder 15

(including DSM V criteria and ICD 10 code)

Cultural Component/History & Background 15

Epidemiology/ Prevalence/Prognosis of the Disorder 10

(must include some statistics)

Clinical features/ manifestations 10

Sub-types of the Disorder / Differential Diagnosis 10

Treatment Approaches 10

Patient and Family teaching 10

Conclusion/ Summary 10

Cites four (4) APA format references (at least 5 years old) 10