Your paper will be on a mental health disorder of your choosing from chapter 15. Only choose one disorder, not a category of disorders! The first page will be your title page. You will write the second page (only) as an autobiographical or biographical statement of why you are specifically interested in your topic. For example, let’s say Major Depressive Disorder interests you, you can write about why that disorder interests you as one page. The next two pages must be a synopsis of the scholarly research journals you read. For example, you can find scholarly research journals on the causes or treatments of the disorder and summarize the research. You cannot use interviews or stories of people as evidence of empirical studies. Please do not list each journal and explain it. You must include a 5th page that will be a list of all of your references (a bibliography).
The research paper must be written in essay format, without bullet points, lists, or subsection titles. You will not write an abstract. You need a minimum of 3 references for this paper, which may only include journal articles and approved websites. Do not use any book as a reference. Your references should be newer than 2010. Please use scholarly journals as two of your references. When you are using someone else’s work to write your paper, you must give them credit. You must cite your references in every paragraph of your paper; this should be done in APA format (see www.apastyle.org and the way your textbook is written). APA format means you include the author’s last name and the year of publication ONLY of the article inside parentheses when you are referencing work they presented. The following is an example of a sentence from a paper on depression: Many times depression is linked to anxiety (Myers, 2007).