NSG 350 Stratford University Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Case Study

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Please read the following case study and answer the questions below. case study You are working the evening shift in an inpatient psych unit. the patients are in the day room watching a movies when suddenly someone starts yelling. You and the other staff rush to the day room to find JJ a 55 yo male patient crouched in the corner behind a chair yelling at the other patients "Get down. Get down quick." You and the other staff are able to calm JJ and the other patients and take JJ to his room. He apologizes for his outburst and explains to you that the movie brought back memories of Iraq. He forgot where he was and thought he was in combat again. He describes to you in detail the memory he had of being ambushed by the enemy and watching several of his comrades be killed. You remember hearing in report that JJ is a Iraqi vet. 1. What is the most likely cause of JJ's behavior? 2. According to the DSM-IV-TR, name three criteria that must be present to diagnose PTSD. 3. What is the difference between PTSD and acute stress disorder, according to the DSM? 4. What other treatment modalities could JJ be referred to after his hospitalization to treat his PTSD and related problems? Rubric For Case Studies and Critical Analysis Questions- WB R Simpson Category Full Credit: includes all of the points listed below Analysis All questions answered correctly. Offers own analysis that demonstrates ability to apply course material and outside academic peer reviewed resources . Response indicates application of knowledge. Support 5-6 points Gives concrete examples and relevant support from resources other than the text or ATI (1 point). Use of peerreviewed nursing journal to support answers (1 point) Partial Credit: may be for any of the problems listed below Some analysis but relies mostly on study questions and text/ATI Manual but all questions are answered correctly (4 points). One question is answered incorrectly or superficially (3 points possible). No Credit Possible points Little or no analysis. Relies solely on repeating case material. Answers more than 2 questions incorrectly or superficially (0 points). 6 points 0-2 points 3-4 points Supplies at least one concrete example and/or relevant support for answer but only uses text or ATI Manual. Selects irrelevant or ineffective examples or none at all. 2 points 0 points 1 point Logic 2 points Connects sentences and paragraphs logically to convey ideas clearly and strongly. Supported by evidence and readings. APA guidelines followed. 2 points Connects sentences and paragraphs logically on an inconsistent basis but main ideas are discernible. Minimal evidence and application of readings. Minimal APA errors Does not connect sentences or paragraphs logically. Ideas are unclear. No supportive evidence or comprehension of readings. Multiple APA errors. 1 point 0 points 2 points
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Case Study on PTSD


Case Study on PTSD
Cause of JJ's behavior

JJ’s behavior is a result of a mental health condition that results from a traumatic
experience. His post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was triggered from his service at the army,
he reports to have been ambushed by the enemy they were fighting and his comrades lost their
lives in his presence. The encounter greatly traumatized him resulting in his reactions when he
faces triggers or events that remind him of the experience like the movie they were watching.
DSM-IV-TR Criteria for Diagnosing PTSD
Diagnosis of PTSD requires one to exhibit and meet at least three of the criteria for
diagnosis. The individual ...

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