Psychology  Week 8 Discussion

I need this completed 01/20/21 by 7pm.Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resources on your own before you bid. Main reference comes from Sinacola, R. S., Peters-Strickland, T., & Wyner, J. D. (2020). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. Grammar, Writing, and APA Format: I expect you to write professionally, which means APA format, complete sentences, proper paragraphs, and well-organized and well-documented presentation of ideas. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that are current.Sources such as Wikipedia,, PsychCentral, and similar sites are never acceptable.Please remember that resources used must be from peer-reviewed resources such as academic journals. Grammar, Writing, and APA Format: I expect you to write professionally, which means APA format, complete sentences, proper paragraphs, and well-organized and well-documented presentation of ideas. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion.Discussion – Week 8Sleep-wake disorders are defined by disturbances to a person’s sleep patterns. Sleep disruptions impact physical, mental and emotional health. There are 10 groups of sleep-wake disorders described in the DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013): insomnia, hypersomnolence disorder, narcolepsy, breathing-related sleep disorders, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, non-rapid eye movement sleep arousal disorders, nightmare disorder, rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, restless legs syndrome, and substance/medication-induced sleep disorder.The two key symptoms of a sleep disorder are fatigue and trouble focusing. People with mental health disorders like depression often have co-occurring sleep-wake disorders. It is critical that the clinician conduct an in-depth assessment when a client presents with a sleep-wake disorder, to include among other questions the following: nutrition, energy drink and other supplement/stimulant use, exercise, trauma history, technology use patterns, social and familial relationship health, and medical history with medication history.Reference: American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5). Washington, DC: Author.To prepare for this Discussion:Review Chapter 11 of the textbook.Review the media pieces listed in the Learning Resources.Review the expectations in the Discussion Rubric.Consider the following scenario:Alex, a male African American adolescent aged 14, has come to therapy because he is experiencing the symptoms of a sleep-wake disorder. His sleep-wake disorder is disrupting his schoolwork, causing absenteeism from school, and is negatively impacting his social engagements due to an increase in irritability and irrational thinking.Write out a mini script showing what you, the counselor, might say to Alex.By Day 3Respond to the following prompts using your mini script.Provide four potential questions you might ask about Alex’s current sleep hygiene.Explain the role of counseling alongside sedative-hypnotics.Explain the long-term consequences of a sleep-wake disorder.Include an empathetic reflection to AlexBe sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.Required ResourcesSinacola, R. S., Peters-Strickland, T., & Wyner, J. D. (2020). Basic psychopharmacology for mental health professionals (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.Chapter 11, “Treatment of Sleep Disorders”Borel, B. (2013, August 14). What’s the connection between sleep and mental health? A Q&A with circadian neuroscientist Russell Foster [Blog post]. Retrieved from MediaTED (2018, June). Dan Kwartler: What causes insomnia? [Video file]. Retrieved from The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.Optional ResourcesBonnet, M.H., & Arand, D.L. (2019). Behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for chronic insomnia in adults. UpToDate. Retrieved from Sleep Foundation (n.d.). Sleep disorders. Retrieved June 11, 2019 from

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