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Write a 300 – 600 word paper comparing and contrasting two anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, or trauma/stress related disorders (for example, Generalized Anxiety Disorder vs. PTSD).
Part I: The first section of your paper should be the comparison and contrast of two disorders. How are the diagnostic criteria similar and how are they different? You may include other aspects of the disorders such as etiology, treatment, prevalence, gender differences, etc.
Part II: Answer the following prompts. Your answers should be detailed and explicit.
1) Do you agree with the diagnostic criteria? Why or why not?
2) Based on the criteria, is it too “easy” or too “hard” for a person to be diagnosed with an anxiety or stress related disorder? Explain.
For a top score, provide a substantive comparison (similarities) and contrast (differences) between the diagnostic criteria for the two anxiety or stress related disorders.
Standard English grammar and usage is expected.
You will find diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders in the resources in this Section.
Your assignment should be APA formatted. Include in-text citations and a reference page. Your assignment will be graded with the attached grading rubric.
The disorders are anxiety disorders, OCD, stress and trauma related disorders, somatic and dissociative disorders.