Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 15 and 17 in the course text as well as the article Ethical Considerations in Geriatric Neuropsychology, and view Dr. Chung’s TED Talk, Wendy Chung. Autism—What We Know (and What We Don’t Know Yet) (Links to an external site.).
Pick a disorder of brain development (i.e., onset during childhood) or aging (e.g., dementia due to a neurodegenerative disorder). Explain the symptoms, how the diagnosis is made (e.g., findings on brain imaging, laboratory testing, etc.), the neurobiological basis for the disorder (e.g., CNS structures involved and neurotransmitters), and current treatment options (including mechanism of action for any drug therap
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In 500 words (2 pages double spaced if typing in times 12pt font) Discuss the following: Considering the current rate that medications are prescribed or over-the-counter medications are used, do you feel that the U.S. or western society in general overprescribe/overuse medications? Based upon your perspective, do you feel that considering alternative treatment strategies to address illness is a better option (e.g. psychotherapy for mental illness)? Based upon your perspective, do you feel that allowing some substances to be used in a more “generic” or “free/recreational” basis is a good idea (e.g. medication like Ritalin to help students in their educational pursuits)? Specifically, focus on the issues and concerns presented in the film. Use information (evidence) from the film, class, and the text to support your perspective.