The paper should be 1100 words long Please make sure that references are not too outdated (within the past ten years). For this assessment task you are asked to write a report on the current research surrounding psychological interventions for a selected illness (from a set list of options). These illnesses are typically perceived of as having ‘physical’ or ‘biological’ causes, but psychology has a key role for management or treatment. The topics are listed below, as well as some tips on how to achieve a good mark for this assessment (including reviewing the marking criteria). Choose ONE illness from the list below Obesity Diabetes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Chronic Pain Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) For your chosen condition, address the following research review question: Describe and explain the psychological intervention that appears to be most effective in treating or managing symptoms of [your chosen condition]. Why is this approach more effective than others? To complete this task well you should: Identify and explain the illness you have chosen. Identify and explain the psychological treatment you have identified as most effective in assisting with symptoms of your chosen illness Explain to the reader: What is the treatment. Why might this treatment be effective in theory? Ensure that your work is based on thorough investigation of psychological literature (using journal database search) Use current empirical research to explain why this treatment is effective relative to other treatments, consider questions like: In what studies has this treatment been shown to improve symptoms? With what populations? Using which experimental methods? What other approaches has the identified approach been compared with? Why were other approaches less successful? Conclude by explaining how the psychological approach can be used in holistic treatment of the patient.

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