1.Compare and contrast the neurobiology of addiction with the sociocultural views of chemical dependency. Elaborate on your answer.
2.Distinguish between Somatic Symptom Disorder with Predominant Pain versus Hypochondriasis as diagnoses. In other words, how does a clinical distinguish between the two in a presenting client?
3.What are some of the primary impairments that need to manifest in order to change an individual’s diagnosis from Substance Abuse to Substance Dependence?
4.What are the important clinical features which help distinguish among the diagnoses of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Mood Disorder with Psychotic Features?
5.Discuss the approach of applied behavioral analysis in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. What symptoms are traditionally targeted by therapist and how to they promote change and skill acquisition?
6.Distinguish among Dissociative Amnesia and Dissociative Fugue? Which is more common? What might precipitate the emergence of each disorder?