Unit 8 Discussion one

Unit 8 Discussion one

For this discussion, complete the following:


  • Choose a diagnosis from the DSM-5 (website is above), and research its typical signs and symptoms. You do not need to provide this specific information, but do list your reference at the end of the post.
  • Offer details of a mental status examination that might fit for a person with this diagnosis. For example, a person with a sleep disorder could be expected to be less alert than others and perhaps to have some irritability of mood.
  • Write a 1–2-paragraph client description that portrays the client who has the diagnosis, using information from your research.
  • Provide a mental status examination, which should be about a paragraph or two in length, covering all of the relevant categories in the checklist provided in this unit’s introduction.




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In this situation, I will be considering the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD occurs when an individual fails to achieve full recovery from the experience or the witnessing of a terrifying event that is traumatic. The signs and symptoms of the PTSD diagnosis are that when it comes to the mood one usually is lonely, have feelings of guilt or losses interest in almost all activities they engage. They lack sleep most of the time and suffer from insomnia and nightmares.

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