Continue to monitor the discussion board throughout the active learning week and reply to anyone (instructor or classmate) who has chosen to respond to your original post.

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 5 and 8 in your course textbook, and view the Sleep Disorders video. These required materials examine topics on neurotransmitter and receptor systems, anatomical structures, neurological functional pathways, and their role in control of movement, consciousness and sleep, and how they correlate to selected related disorders.

Please choose either Option A or Option B for your discussion posting:

Option A

Complete the following:

· Evaluate one of the disorders of consciousness covered this week.

· Explain theories of etiology (causation), including the neuroanatomical structures, neurotransmitter/receptor systems, and the functional nervous system (neural) pathways involved.

o Include an analysis of the contribution of genetics, the environment, and lifestyle to the development and natural history of the condition.

o Provide information regarding diagnostic criteria, and evaluate options for care interventions (both pharmacological and nonpharmacological).

o Be sure to identify the neuroanatomical structures and any neurotransmitter/receptor systems involved.

· Also in your discussion, imagine you are in a career position that utilizes a degree in psychology, including, but not limited to, that of a social worker, teacher or teacher’s aide, child care worker, psychiatric technician or other behavioral health staff, peer support specialist, social service specialist, probation or parole officer, case manager, or counselor.

o How would your knowledge of the neurobiology of sleep disorders or disorders of consciousness help you in your professional life?

o Would you be able to better assist your clients, students, or patients with this knowledge?

You must use a minimum of one peer-reviewed and/or scholarly source that was published within the last five years, documented in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your post should be a minimum of 250 words. You may cite and reference your textbook, required or recommended reading, or multimedia, but these will not fulfill the source requirement.

Make sure to use terminology from the DSM-5 for psychological/behavioral health conditions and current terminology from professional sources for neurological conditions. Please be sure to access the DSM-5 directly in our library. For further information view The DSM-5: Accessing and Using the DSM-5 in the Ashford University Library (Links to an external site.) screencast on how to access and use this resource, and how to cite and reference the DSM-5.

Option B

Complete the following:

· Evaluate one of the sleep disorders covered this week.

· Explain theories of etiology (causation), including the neuroanatomical structures, neurotransmitter/receptor systems, and the functional nervous system (neural) pathways involved.

o Include an analysis of the contribution of genetics, environment, and lifestyle to the development and natural history of the condition.

o Provide information regarding diagnostic criteria and evaluate options for care interventions (both pharmacological and nonpharmacological).

o Be sure to identify the neuroanatomical structures and any neurotransmitter/receptor systems involved.

· Also in your discussion, imagine you are in a career position that utilizes a degree in psychology, including but not limited to that of a social worker, teacher or teacher’s aide, child care worker, psychiatric technician or other behavioral health staff, peer support specialist, social service specialist, probation or parole officer, case manager, or counselor.

o How would your knowledge of the neurobiology of sleep disorders or disorders of consciousness help you in your professional life?

o Would you be able to better assist your clients, students, or patients with this knowledge?

You must use a minimum of one peer-reviewed and/or scholarly source that was published within the last five years, documented in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Your post should be a minimum of 250 words. You may cite and reference your textbook, required or recommended reading, or multimedia, but these will not fulfill the source requirement.

Make sure to use terminology from the DSM-5 for psychological/behavioral health conditions and current terminology from professional sources for neurological conditions. Please be sure to access the DSM-5 directly in our library. For further information view The DSM-5: Accessing and Using the DSM-5 in the Ashford University Library (Links to an external site.) screencast on how to access and use this resource, and how to cite and reference the DSM-5.

Guided Response: Respond substantively to a minimum of two of your classmate’s original posts, preferably those who discussed different disorders than you. Address the disorder, neurotransmitter and receptor systems, or neuroanatomical structures involved in the disorder, and the research analysis of your classmate. In addition, please observe the following guidelines for all responses:

· Provide a courteous and interactive learning environment.

· Continue to monitor the discussion board throughout the active learning week and reply to anyone (instructor or classmate) who has chosen to respond to your original post.

· Your responses should address (at minimum) the disorder, neurotransmitter/receptor systems and/or/ neuroanatomical structures involved in the disorder, care interventions, and the research analysis of your classmate.

· Each response should demonstrate that you have read the existing replies on the board (in your response, mention information and viewpoints already expressed by existing responses to the same post).

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