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Maladaptive Behavior & Psychopathology | FP6005 A01

Assignment 2: Diagnostic Case Reports

Click here to go to the Faces of Abnormal Psychology website. There, you will see twelve different disorders listed. For this module, view the following disorders:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Substance Use

After clicking a disorder, click the Diagnostic Overview tab in the left column. This will cover the major diagnostic features of the disorder. After that, click the DSM-5Features tab. You can then go though the Case History, Interview, and Treatment sections on the website. Finally, in the Assessment section, you can complete an optional multiple-choice quiz. You have to write a case report for each case study. You should use the format provided on the web page. There is a sample report that you can also view by clicking the link in the upper-right corner.

The format for the sample report is as follows:

Your Name
Instructor's Name
Class/Section Number

Background

  • Outline the major symptoms of this disorder.
  • Briefly outline the client's background (age, race, occupations, etc.).
  • Describe any factors in the client's background that might predispose him or her to this disorder.

Observations

  • Describe any symptoms that you have observed that support the diagnosis. You can include direct quotes or behaviors that you may have observed.
  • Describe any symptoms or behaviors that are inconsistent with the diagnosis.
  • Provide any information that you have about the development of this disorder.

Diagnosis

  • Did you observe any evidence of general medical conditions that might contribute to the development of this disorder?
  • Did you observe any evidence of psychosocial and environmental problems that might contribute to this disorder?
  • As per your observations, what is the client's overall level of safety regarding the potential harm to self or others (suicidality or homicidality)?
  • What cross-cultural issues, if any, affect the differential diagnosis?

Therapeutic Intervention

  • In your opinion, what are the appropriate short-term goals of this intervention?
  • In your opinion, what are the appropriate long-term goals of this intervention?
  • Which therapeutic strategy seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?
  • Which therapeutic modality seems the most appropriate in this case? Why?

Writing

  • Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Include citations in the text and references at the end of the document in APA format.

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Case Study Paranoid Schizophrenia PSYCH/515 University of Phoenix Material Case Report Background Information 1. Outline the major symptoms of the disorder discussed in the case. 2 of 5 Major Symptoms MUST BE PRESENT (Groundwater, 2007): A. Delusions B. Hallucinations C. Disorganized Speech D. Disorganized or catatonic behavior E. Negative symptoms such as lack of speech or actions These symptoms most occur for at least a month and some must remain present for a period of six months or more. The symptoms must show interference with ones work, relationships and self-care and cannot be explained by any other medical or psychological effect (Groundwater, 2007). 2. Briefly describe the client’s background. Valerie describes her background as pretty normal. She grew up in a religious household which caused her family to move around quite a bit because of the type of work her parents were involved in. She was good in school and liked the fact with working with others and majored in social welfare. But she felt like a social outcast. Her goals were high as she wanted to get her doctorate degree and enjoyed working with young people because of their ideas and passion for life. She managed during her college years to see different sights and travel to various places she had studied about in school (Groundwater, 2007). Valerie married when she was 28 years old, the beginning of the marriage was good, and they like most married couples were planning their future and what they wanted to do with it, such as children and where to live. At first her husband did want a family and had agreed early on that they could live anywhere other than California (Groundwater, 2007). Two things happened to cause the break in the happiness, one was they did not leave California and the second being that her husband did not want a family. Things began to go downhill. The beginnings of her mental illness were a gradual climb, she stated that the onset of her mental illness began in her late twenties; she had been hospitalized at least ten times and had many episodes of terror and fear. Her first episode was a belief that there were people trying to destroy her church community, she was at this time deeply unhappy in her marriage and because of religious beliefs, did not believe in divorce (Groundwater, 2007). When she spoke to her husband about her fears, he conferred with the Pastor of her church and her husband decided she needed to be in the psych ward. Her first experience in the psych ward was absolutely terrifying, she thought the people were poisoning her and trying to kill her, she had feelings of great anxiety and tension when she was strapped down an...
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Case Report Background Information 1. Outline the major symptoms of the disorder discussed in the case. 2 of 5 Major Symptoms MUST BE PRESENT (Groundwater, 2007): A. Delusions B. Hallucinations C. Disorganized Speech D. Disorganized or catatonic behavior E. Negative symptoms such as lack of speech or actions These symptoms most occur for at least a month and some must remain present for a period of six months or more. The symptoms must show interference with ones work, relationships and self-care and cannot be explained by any other medical or psychological effect (Groundwater, 2007). 2. Briefly describe the client’s background. Valerie describes her background as pretty normal. She grew up in a religious household which caused her family to move around quite a bit because of the type of wor...
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