Grand Canyon University Substance Induced Disorder

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Week 5 DQ#1 Description A person suffering from PTSD and a substance use disorder can be complicated to treat. As they abstain from substances, their trauma related symptoms may increase. How would you go about treating this person? My response: Week 5 DQ#2 Description What are the differences between substance-induced psychotic disorder and a psychotic disorder? How would you tell the difference in an assessment session? My response: References: DSM-V: Brief Psychotic Disorders: pp. 94-96 Substance/Medication – Induced Psychotic Disorder – pp. 110-115 Read the following in the DSM-5: • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders: pgs. 87-90 • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders: pg. 265 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: pp. 271-280 Other Specified Trauma- and Stressor- Related Disorder: pp. 289-290 Read “Psychological Interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Comorbid Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” by Roberts, Roberts, Jones, & Bisson, from Clinical Psychology Review (2015). Read “Exposure-Based, Trauma-Focused Treatment for Comorbid PTSD-SUD,” by Morrison, Bernez, & Coffey, from Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorbid Disorders (2014). Topic 5: Disorder Case Studies 1 Worksheet Part 1: Case Studies Directions: Identify the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria that you notice in the case studies below and explain how the client meets the criteria. Include the diagnosis that these symptoms are related to. Your response to each case study should be 50-75 words. Include scholarly resources in addition to the textbook when appropriate, a minimum of two should be used in this worksheet. 1. Tom is a 30-year-old male who was near the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attack. He witnessed horrific scenes, including people jumping from the World Trade Center. Since that day, he has had nightmares. Whenever a plane flies overhead, he has the feeling that he needs to run to a secure place. He has thought of moving out of New York City because he finds himself reliving the event every time he is down in the area of the 9/11 attack. [Add your answer here] 2. Jennifer is worried about her friend Mark, who is a 19-year-old male who recently started hiding in his apartment bedroom. He told Jennifer that the government could hear everything he says, and does so in every room but his bedroom. More recently, Jennifer has visited him and found out he is not going to work, as he is feeling very low and depressed. She also recognized that he is smoking more pot than usual. [Add your answer here] © 2017. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. 3. Angela is a 35-year-old human resources manager and mother who has found that methamphetamines allow her to work long hours and also gives her enough energy when she is home to manage her household and children. More recently, she has started to think that her boss has been planning to fire her, even though there is no visible sign that her work has been suffering due to her use. When she passes by his office and he is on the phone, she is sure he is talking about her and his plans to fire her. [Add your answer here] 4. Justin is a 20-year-old college student who recently started lining his single dorm room with tin foil. He thinks that his neighbors have been listening in on his phone conversations and wants to prevent their listening with the use of this foil. He has stopped going to classes and interacting with his friends. His friends are very worried about him and decided to go to the dean to talk to her about his behavior. [Add your answer here] Part 2: Scenarios Directions: Provide a 50- to 75-word response to each of the following scenarios. Include scholarly resources in addition to the textbook when appropriate, a minimum of two should be used in this worksheet. 1. Imagine that you are working with a client who has been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. Select a psychotic disorder from the DSM-5 and discuss the approach you would you use for treating this client. © 2017. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. [Add your answer here] 2. How will you tell if the client suffers from a psychotic disorder as opposed to a substance-induced disorder? [Add your answer here] 3. Imagine that you are working with a client with co-occurring posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders. How would you approach treating this client? What special considerations should you make? [Add your answer here] References © 2017. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved. ...
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Week 5 DQ#1 Description:
A person suffering from PTSD and a substance use disorder can be complicated to treat.
As they abstain from substances, their trauma-related symptoms may increase. How would
you go about treating this person?
PTSD causes intrusive memories, nightmarish flashbacks and intense anxiety which
interferes with daily life. Many people who suffer from PTSD often turn to alcohol and drugs to
numb their pain and gain some level of control over their lives. As a result, it is important to
understand the treatment of co-occurring PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and SUD
(Substance use disorder) without causing harm to the patient. This is important because most of
the individuals who seek SUD treatment often meet the criteria for PTSD and those with cooccurring PTSD-SUD often tend to poorer treatment outcome compared with those individuals
who don’t have such comorbidity. Although there is no sufficient evidence to determine the best
course of action, the researcher will explain the best manner in which one can treat an individual
suffering from PTSD-SUD without predisposing them to more danger (Morrison, Berenz, &
Coffey, 2013).
Non-exposure based psychosocial treatment approach for co-occurring PTSD and SUD
involves 60 -90-minute sessions that covers various topics including coping with substance
triggers, setting boundaries, and decreasing risky behaviour. Transcend is another treatment
method that is often adopted as an option for treating co-occurring conditions. This treatment
approach is a 12-week eclectic part-hospitalisation program that includes concepts from
cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and a 12-step treatment program. This

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treatment approach often involves a group treatment that has been divided into six weeks of
trauma processing and six weeks of skill development.
Integrated treatment model is also used to address PTSD and substance use disorder. In
this case, the victim usually visits the same clinician for both treatments instead of visiting
different professionals. This treatment approach helps to address the complexity associated with
comorbid symptoms. This approach is effective in that it helps individuals to address common
emotions and triggers which may be linked with SUD an aspect that can help an individual to
foster and maintain recovery (Morrison, Berenz, & Coffey, 2013).
Week 5 DQ#2 Description:
What are the differences between substance-induced psychotic disorder and a psychotic...

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