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Illness Anxiety Disorder Comprehensive Analysis

In this assignment, please conduct a comprehensive analysis on Illness Anxiety Disorder.

Include the following in the paper:

  • Overview of the diagnosis
  • Explanation of at least one theory of etiology (causes) of the disorder
  • Explanation of the associated factors in development of the disorder (genetic, environmental, familial, lifestyle)
  • An analysis of the treatment options for clients using appropriate terminology and citations
  • Discussion of treatment options of the disorder
  • Discussion of possible options to reduce frequency or severity of symptoms
  • Evaluation of how this disorder affects the patient and those in their social community
  • Conclusion

** In keeping with the focus of this class, the emphasis of your paper should be on the pathological aspects of Illness Anxiety Disorder.

The Pathology, Diagnosis, and the DSM-5 writing assignment –

  • Must be a minimum of five double-spaced pages (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style.
  • Must include a separate title page and reference page.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Please ensure the introduction paragraph ends with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of the paper.
  • Must include a minimum of two scholarly or peer-reviewed sources published within the last five years. Must cite and reference the DSM-5 as a additional source. These sources should provide evidence-based information regarding the psychological features of the disorder.
  • Must utilize academic voice.