Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder.

Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling “jumpy all of the time,” and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant.




Resources: Appendix A, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive application at the McGraw Hill Higher Education website




Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder. Address the following:


•Decide which disorder Marla may have using the information in the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive Application at http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/faces/#. The profile introduction will match more than one of the disorders found in the application. You must choose one of the disorders and complete the profile.


•Include the 10 question from the week Four CheckPoint.


•Summarize the disorder using the information provided in the interactive application.


•Explain the origin of the disorder and any potential treatments by using one of the models of abnormality found in Ch. 2 of Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology.




Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.




Ten Questions from week four


  1. What would you distinguish as real challenges and problems throughout your life?


  2. What are the things that you feel firmly or contrarily about?


  3. What is the most essential relationship in your life?


  4. What society do you relate to?


  5. What are your political stances?


  6. Where were you born?


  7. What is your religion?


  8. What is your education foundation?


  9. What are your vocation objectives in life?


  10. What does the saying joy intend to you in life?



You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.