Define co-occurring disorders.

This  week you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation to deliver a lecture to  an undergraduate class as part of a course in abnormal psychology. In  your presentation, address the following:

  • Define co-occurring disorders.
  • Explain how co-occurring disorders are recognized and assessed.
  • Explain the bi-directional influence co-occurring disorders possess.
  • Explain the challenges that exist in treating co-occurring disorders.

Support your presentation with reference to at least three research  articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 5 years, and at  least two scholarly websites. 

You may use appropriate charts,  or graphics, visuals, or other effects to support your presentation.  Notes of at least 150-300 words must accompany each slide as speaker  notes in the notes area below. The speaker notes may be comprised of  brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 150-300 words (speaker notes) for each slide

Your  presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas  and concepts by providing new thoughts and  insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect  scholarly writing and APA standards.


Discussion 1

Both the Yin and Yang AND the teachings of the Buddha emphasize the power of change and how hard it is for humans to “let go” of things. What role does this “letting go” play in being happy?  Explain how letting go and being aware of the impermanence of life can help a person be calmer in a world of unending changes, updates, new versions, and “progress.”



write a reflection in at least 250 words. Use complete sentences and correct academic writing to complete this assignment.

Respond in writing to these items:

  1. What is philosophy and what do philosophers do?
  2. What question do you hope philosophy can help you answer most of all? Explain why.
  3. What did the Asian sages teach you about being a wise person?
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