The focus of your paper will be a case example from the published literature. You can describe an individual case or a case series but it must be from a publication in the medical literature.
You may select from the various organ systems that we studied this term and describe the co-existence of these conditions with mental health disorders. Include dysfunction of at least one of these conditions with mental health disorders but feel free to include more than one. Note that central and peripheral nervous systems are included on the list, allowing for you to write about a patient with a neurodegenerative disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease or a pituitary tumor but they must have an independent mental health disorder.
Neurological (Central & Peripheral Nervous System)
Identify contributions to the patient’s conditions and potential outcome of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, religious belief, and ability.
In addition to explaining the case, the organ systems affected by the patient’s condition, and any therapeutic outcomes described in the case or case series, you will cite at least five published articles on the disease state, interaction with mental health conditions and therapeutic outcomes.
For each article, identify the study design, methods of analysis and limitations of interpretation. Explain how the statistical strength of each study affects the extent to which you will rely on it for understanding how you would treat the case report/case series if they were your patient.