THE DISORDER I WANT TO USE IS THE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND TWO DISORDERS THAT SHARE SIMILARITIES WOULD BE SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. I LIVE IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY SO PLEASE USE COMMUNITY-BASED RESOURCES LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY.
This assignment should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins. It is to be no more than 10 pages, with 12-point font size. The 10-page length requirement does not include the title page or reference page, but it does include both parts of the assignment outlined below. This paper requires that you include a reference page consisting of a minimum of 5-7 scholarly references. The number of citations in the text must be the same number of references listed on the reference page. For the purpose of this assignment, you can select any of the disorders covered in the DSM-5. This assignment will be checked for appropriate citing and paraphrasing of material using Turnitin.
The reference and citation style must follow that of the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition).
In your paper, you must address the following:
• Specify the diagnostic criteria of the clinical disorder you have selected.
• Identify two conditions that share similar signs and symptoms to this disorder. Discuss the process of differential diagnosis and how would you distinguish between these disorders and the disorder that you have selected during an assessment.
• Identify the prevalence rates for the clinical disorder you have selected, including prevalence rates for at least two of the following groups: gender, race, ethnicity, social economic status, differently abled or sexual orientation.
• Discuss some of the ways in which this disorder could impact an individual’s social functioning (home, school, work, family, and relationships).
• Discuss two theories that have been used to explain the etiology of the disorder. What are the implications of these theories for the treatment of the disorder?
• Identify at least two interventions, one psychosocial and one psychopharmacological, used to treat this disorder. If a psychopharmacological is not indicated discuss why and what other intervention would be applicable. Discuss why these interventions are shown to be effective. Discuss the side –effects of the psychopharmacological interventions.
• Identify two community-based resources located in the state you reside that an individual with this disorder might find useful. Discuss why these resources could be important for persons who have this disorder and how to access them.

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