Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each piece.

Assignment 3: Review Paper—Draft of Literature Findings

Evaluate the evidence. Create a draft of the findings of the articles you have selected and how they contribute to our knowledge of this problem. Be sure to address each of the following items in your draft:

1.  Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each piece.
2.  If the articles talk to each other (that is, if they support or contrast with one another), explain how and why.
3.  What does the evidence tell us?
4.  Is there another possible explanation you can think of?  Based on what you have read, what is your hypothesis?  In other words, what is your explanation for the findings?
5.  How can you refine your question or topic even further, now that you have described the findings?

Your draft should be double-spaced and in 12 point, Times New Roman font with normal one-inch margins, written in APA style, and free of typographical and grammatical errors.  It should include a title page with a running head and a reference page. The body of the paper should be at least 5-6 pages in length. Submit your paper to the Submissions Area  by the due date assigned.

You will submit your Review Paper next week, so be sure to incorporate the feedback you receive from your instructor on this assignment into your final paper for next week. You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the area of the course:

Running head: PTSD 2


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Amber Hope

Argosy University

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anderson, Cesur, & Tekin (2015)open up the discussion with focusing on the onset of PTSD among individuals. They present PTSD as a severe disorder with a focus on the destruction of thinking, emotions, and actions. Adamsons & Johnson (2013) argue that PTSD influences an individual to become unstable in terms of thinking and acting. Most schizophrenic patients end up either being responsive or withdrawn (Bargai, Ben-Shakhar, & Shalev, 2007). PTSD is different from multiple personalities due to the symptoms differences between the two disorders (Herring et al., 2008). Patients who suffer from the disease either hear things or see them. They have an altered personality and always feel angry and irrational (O’Mahen & Flynn, 2008). Patients show bizarre behavior. They have preoccupation when it comes to issues focusing on religion (Söderquist, Wijma, Thorbert, & Wijma, 2009). PTSD patients feel indifferent to essential situations.

Individuals who possess the disorders lack a strong personality and may not pose a danger to those around them (Baumeister, Vohs, Aaker, & Garbinsky, 2013). Chassin (2010) states that there are several causes of PTSD. Brummelte & Galea (2016) confirm that factors such as poor parenting, childhood experiences, and low motivation in life are not the causes of PTSD. (Fusar-Poli, et al., 2014) Presents an argument that the roots of PTSD are caused by various issues in the human environment that influence the minds to become unstable. Individuals may have infections in their brains, a significant factor that may lead to them having the disorder (Dein, 2017).

PTSD exists in the genetic coding of individuals which influences individuals to pass it from one generation to another with much ease (Dziwota, Stepulak, Włoszczak-Szubzda, & Olajossy, 2018). Despite the disorder lacking a cure, it does not mean that it is not manageable (Dziwota, Stepulak, Włoszczak-Szubzda, & Olajossy, 2018). Some combination of prescriptions and therapeutic techniques are vital in dealing with the disorder.


Adamsons, K., & Johnson, S. (2013). An updated and expanded meta-analysis of nonresident fathering and child well-being. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(4),, 589.

Anderson, D., Cesur, R., & Tekin, E. (2015). Youth depression and future criminal behavior. Economic Inquiry, 53(1),, 294-317.

Bargai, N., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Shalev, A. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in battered women: The mediating role of learned helplessness. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 267-275.

Baumeister, R., Vohs, K., Aaker, J., & Garbinsky, E. (2013). Some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(6),, 505-516.

Biaggi, A., Conroy, S., Pawlby, S., & Pariante, C. (2016). Identifying the women at risk of antenatal anxiety and depression: a systematic review. Journal of affective disorders, 191, 62-77.

Brown, R. (2017). Bridging worlds: participatory thinking in Jungian context. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 62(2),, 284-304.

Brummelte, S., & Galea, L. (2016). Postpartum depression: etiology, treatment and consequences for maternal care. Hormones and behavior, 77, 153-166.

Chassin, L. (2010). Does adolescent alcohol and marijuana use predict suppressed growth in psychosocial maturity among male juvenile offenders? Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 24.1 , 48.

Dziwota, E., Stepulak, M., Włoszczak-Szubzda, A., & Olajossy, M. (2018). Social functioning and the quality of life of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 25(1),, 50-55.

Fusar-Poli, P., Papanastasiou, E., Stahl, D., Rocchetti, M., Carpenter, W., Shergill, S., & McGuire, P. (2014). Treatments of negative symptoms in schizophrenia: meta-analysis of 168 randomized placebo-controlled trials. Schizophrenia bulletin, 41(4), 892-899.

Herring, S., Rich‐Edwards, J., Oken, E., Rifas‐Shiman, S., Kleinman, K., & Gillman, M. (2008). Association of postpartum depression with weight retention 1 year after childbirth. Obesity, 16(6), 1296-1301.

O’Mahen, H., & Flynn, H. (2008). Preferences and perceived barriers to treatment for depression during the perinatal period. Journal of women’s health, 17(8), 1301-1309.

Söderquist, J., Wijma, B., Thorbert, G., & Wijma, K. (2009). Risk factors in pregnancy for post‐traumatic stress and depression after childbirth. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 116(5), 672-680.

“Get 15% discount on your first 3 orders with us”
Use the following coupon

Order Now