A mid-term paper is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to think critically, clinically and creatively about the current state of research on selected topic, A mid-term paper must use APA (American Psychological Association) style, For a mid-term paper students should primarily rely on peer reviewed scholarly journals articles, however, online academic sources (e.g., Stanford, Harvard or any other university websites) also acceptable. The free Pub Med NCBI database is an excellent resource to find peer reviewed articles and is a great primary sources in neuroscience: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
Wikipedia is NOT an academic source and must not be used as one of your references. When writing a mid-term paper use subheadings for each section and address the following:
a. Title page (includes the running head with the topic of the paper, your name, course name, date). Include the page header (flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page).
b. Abstract, on a new page (your abstract page should already include the page header).
d. Etiology of the disease (e.g., what brain regions sub-cortical and/or cortical are affected, discussed the impact of disease on neuromodulatory mechanisms).
e. Symptoms and Course (i.e., psychological symptoms, progression of illness).
f. Treatment Options – including medications (FDA approved) and alternative treatments that are under current investigation (e.g., cognitive remediation for Alzheimer’s Disease). If psychiatric medications are advised, discuss any possible drug interactions and describe, if any, symptoms of the organic brain syndrome that may mimic psychological symptoms (e.g., medications used to treat Parkinson’s Disease are associated with symptoms of depression).
h. Reference page (any web-based citation must also be referenced carefully in APA format).
A mid-term paper (worth 30 points) will be 6 to 7 pages in length (not including the cover and reference pages), double-spaced, using 12-point font, and with 1-inch margins. The paper will contain at least five peer-reviewed sources not used in class. Peer review references associated with the selected topic must be published within last 8 years.