Describe in detail how research studies in psychology inform one specific social policy or one intervention program (it can be a clinical intervention like treatment for depression, or a social intervention like programs to improve parenting skills).
Make sure you include answers to the following questions in your essay:
1. What kind of research studies and maybe list out 1-2 representative studies.
2. What is the social policy/intervention and how is it informed by the scientific studies?
3. Do you think the process through which science gets transformed into practical applications is efficient enough? Why and why not?
4. Minimum 600 words
concern in practice, especially as major depressive disorder (MDD). Misdiagnosis leads to erroneous clinical intervention, worsening patients’ conditions. Inappropriate treatment leads to rapid shifts between low and high moods and increased episodes of mania. Erroneous clinical intervention adversely affects patients, impacting their relationships, physical health, and finances as they incur more medical costs (Carvalho et al., 2020).
Findings from mental health research have informed the development of effective and low-cost interventions for a broad range of mental disorders, including BD (Lacasse, 2014). These findings have informed the development of various pharmacological and pharmacotherapeutic interventions available for individuals suffering from BD. These interventions have been vital in helping individuals manage and reduce symptoms and improve their quality of life (Lacasse, 2014). Nevertheless, research into mental health concerns such as BD must be promoted to find better intervention and diagnosis strategies and respond to evolving mental health needs.