Explain the bi-directional influence co-occurring disorders possess.


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.