Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

Select 1 of the following disorders: 


  • Major depressive disorder  
  • Persistent depressive disorder  
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder  
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 

Focus the discussion on the following:


  • What are some of the symptoms?  
  • What would this disorder look like in person? Make sure you relate this back to the DSM criteria.  
  • Based on your research, do you think the media has portrayed the disorder you selected in an unbiased manner or is it sensationalized? Support your answer.  
  • Discuss 1 effective treatment approach for the disorder you selected. Support your answer with research. 

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