Mental representations of mental illness

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Assignment 1
Report on mental representations of mental illness
Write an Essay (2500 words) based on a designated movie that depicts a significant mental illness within the storyline.
Includes the following headings:
– Identify primary clinical diagnosis
– Signs and Symptoms
– Treatments/ interventions (medications, side effects, counselling, ECT)
– Psychosocial issues
– Discrimination / labelling issues
– Ethical issues
– Recommendations for a better outcome
You will need to draw upon current academic resources to support clinical issues portrayed in the movie, any labelling / discrimination issues that occur and evidence based practice to support your recommendations for a better outcome.
You will need to provide a minimum of 12 academic references using either journals, government reports and /or books.
Movies to choose from
Schizophrenia
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Example 1: A Beautiful Mind
Primary Diagnosis: Schizophrenia
Signs and Symptoms: Delusions, hallucinations, disordered thoughts
Treatment modalities: medications, Insulin Shock Therapy
Psychosocial issues: disruption to intimate relationship and workplace
Discrimination/labelling: from work colleagues and students
Ethical issues: dramatic portrayal of therapy
Marking Criteria Assessment Item 1 (2500 words)
Criteria Marks Feedback
DESCRIPTION: Concise synopsis (summary )of movie’s story 5
COMPREHENSION
Identification and explanation of key issues relevant to mental disorder in the movie, including
• Primary Diagnosis of the main character/s
• signs and symptoms of the disease
• prevalence of the disorder
• treatment modalities 20
ANALYSIS
Clear explanation of
• psychosocial issues impacting on the main character/family and friends/workplace
• any labelling or discrimination
• any ethical issues
• Key recommendations to redress any shortcomings 35
RESEARCH
Use of relevant information to support claims about key points made in essay, including a minimum of 12 high quality sources (E.g. 10 journals; 2 text books)
15
STRUCTURE
Structure of essay
(introduction, paragraphs, conclusion)
10
REFERENCING
Correct use of APA 6th Ed in-text referencing , reference list
10
PRESENTATION
• Accurate and complete title page – includes course name and number, student name and number, academic staff member name, assessment item number, referencing style, word count attach marking criteria to submission (2)
• All pages are numbered, text is double spaced and 12 font, with adequate margins (2)
• Spelling, grammar, punctuation (1) 5
Marker’s Signature: Total Mark: /100
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