famous person diagnostic paper – Demi Lovato (bipolar)

This project will be a 6–8 page paper in APA format. You will select a famous person (by reading a biography or
viewing a movie) to complete a case study and a diagnosis. The person can be a historical or present-day figure
of significance (e.g., has contributed to entertainment, science, industry, politics), or a fictitious character, such
as Forest Gump or Anakin Skywalker.
This assignment in no way suggests that you have the education or training to complete such a task in the real
world. Moreover, it does not imply that your chosen person truly has the diagnosis and/or has consented to
treatment. Therefore, you must write a disclaimer at the beginning of your paper to demonstrate an awareness of
ethical practice. You must also base your diagnosis on information from the course readings and materials in
addition to professional resources from the UMGC library.
Please provide the following in your paper:
Cover sheet: Provide the ethical disclaimer here (see Assignment Guidelines).
Background information: Give the background information of your subject (age, culture, gender, history, etc.)
Discuss relevant socio-cultural aspects of his or her life—for example, possible historical influences (e.g., World
War II). Discuss these with a focus on etiology.
Diagnostic information: Provide a possible diagnosis, framed against the diagnostic possibilities from the course
readings. Use books, journals, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for
reference, to help you build your diagnostic summary. Explain signs and symptoms identified and their
coherency with the person’s context (physiology, risk factors). Discuss bias, assumptions, confounds, and other
considerations sound clinical diagnostic practices require.
Compare and contrast of at least two theoretical orientations: Find at least two empirical supports for your
diagnosis that pull from different theoretical orientations. Evaluate the diagnostic value (e.g., applicability,
empirical strengths) of each within the context of your diagnosis. (Empirical supports must come from
professional journals from the UMGC library).
Summary and conclusions: Here, provide a synthesis of data and your conclusions based on a close analysis of
the case.
Your paper should be written as a coherent essay. You may include additional insights in your analysis, but you
must address these key issues.

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