PSY645 Ashford Wk 6 Mental & Behavioral Changes Psychiatric Diagnosis Case Study Paper


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I am wondering how much a 8 page paper would cost which has to have 5 peer reviewed resources published within the last ten years. The case study 20:

You Decide: The Case of Suzanne

(Gorenstein 296)

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Week 6 - Final Paper Psychiatric Diagnosis For this assignment, students will investigate and propose a psychiatric diagnosis based on the case study from the Gorenstein and Comer (2015) textbook Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, chosen in the Week One “Initial Call” discussion. This paper will include an indepth overview of the disorder(s) within the diagnosis, treatment options for the diagnosis, and a sound rationale that explains why this diagnosis was made. Note that the diagnosis may include more than one psychiatric disorder. The paper must present a thorough overview of each disorder within the diagnosis. Assume the audience has no prior knowledge of the disorder(s) within the diagnosis and provide relevant and easy to understand explanations of each for the readers. When writing the paper, it is critical to convey all the necessary information in a straightforward manner using non-technical language. (Reference the Professional Voice and Writing resource provided by the Ashford Writing Center for assistance.) Support the analysis with at least five peer-reviewed sources published within the last ten years in addition to the course text. The Psychiatric Diagnosis topical paper must include the following: Explain psychological concepts in the patient’s presentation using professional terminology. Identify symptoms and behaviors exhibited by the patient in the chosen case study. Match the identified symptoms to potential disorders in a diagnostic manual. Propose a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and the criteria listed for the disorder(s) in the diagnostic manual. Analyze and explain how the patient meets criteria for the disorder(s) according to the patient’s symptoms and the criteria outlined in the diagnostic manual. Justify the use of the chosen diagnostic manual (i.e., Why was this manual chosen over others?). Summarize general views of the diagnosis from multiple theoretical orientations and historical perspectives. Include a discussion on comorbidity if the diagnosis includes more than one disorder. Evaluate symptoms within the context of an appropriate theoretical orientation for this diagnosis. Use at least two peer-reviewed articles to assess the validity of this diagnosis and describe who is most likely to have the diagnosis with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Provide a brief evaluation of the scientific merit of these peerreviewed sources in the validity assessment. Summarize the risk factors (i.e., biological, psychological, and/or social) for the diagnosis. If one of the categories is not relevant, address this within the summary. Compare evidence-based and non-evidence-based treatment options for the diagnosis. Evaluate well-established treatments for the diagnosis and describe the likelihood of success or possible outcomes for each treatment. Create an annotated bibliography of five peer-reviewed references published within the last ten years to inform the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. In the annotated bibliography, write a two- to three-sentence evaluation of the scientific merit of each of these references. For additional assistance with this portion of the assignment, access the Ashford Writing Center’s Sample Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The Psychiatric Diagnosis Must be 8 to 15 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources published within the last 10 years in addition to the course text. Must include a separate annotated bibliography page. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment. ...
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Psychiatric Diagnosis
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Psychiatric Diagnosis
The psychiatric diagnosis is done to establish the mental and behavioral changes of an
individual (Chung & Hyland, 2012). If the diagnosis is done properly it will be possible to
identify the exact psychiatric disorder one is suffering in order to offer proper medication or
psychological help to help the victim heal. This assignment will focus on the Case study of
Suzanne, who seems to be suffering from a psychiatric disorder after a break up with her
boyfriend. In the case study, Suzanne was extremely in love with her boyfriend, who in all
probability did not reciprocate the love. When a break up came, Suzanne suffered
psychologically, and her condition based on the case study is an issue of interest in psychiatry.
Psychological concepts in the patient’s presentation
One of the concepts presented by the patient is behavior. According to Suzanne, she
could pull out her eyelashes and that relaxed her when she was tense (Gorenstein & Comer,
2015). This kind of behavior is a concept of interest to the psychiatrist, who may want to uncover
the strangeness in the behavior of Suzanne. As a psychiatrist, it could be important to analyze
this unusual behavior of Suzanne to be able to help establish the necessary treatment for her.
Stress is another concept that intrigues, a psychiatrist, and it can help understand further
psychological issues a patient is suffering. In this case study, Suzanne is talking about the
behavior change that resulted in the stress that provoked her into biting nails, half sleep, walking
around at night and worrying a lot. Besides, the personality of Suzanne is another important
psychological concept that interests as far as this case study is concerned. Suzanne admits that
she does not feel around with people, and this makes her appear as an introvert. From this kind of



personality, Suzanne appears withdrawn and less interested in getting into a relationship, perhaps
with a person of opposite sex. The personality of an individual is essential to understanding the
mental health of an individual. As a psychologist, examining the behavior of a patient can give
some facts or information that can then be used to understand their psychiatric problem, in order
to establish the right medical intervention.
Symptoms and Behaviors exhibited by the patient
In this case, the patient exhibits the behavior of nervousness and plucking out eyelashes
to relieve some tension. This behavior is weird and clearly demonstrates that the patient is sicko,
because a normal person cannot do that. Also, another behavior is that the patient does not get
along with people and is introverted in most of her interactions. Suzanne admits not to get along
with people; this gives an insight into psychological problems.
Insomnia, half sleep, and worries are some of the behaviors and at the same time
symptoms giving some understanding of the psychological problem the character of this case
study is facing. A person is likely to have insomniac nights if they are not psychologically
peaceful. It is clear that the psychological disturbance could be the cause for sleepless nights by
Suzanne. In addition, Suzanne admits that she experiences a headache, and tenses up until she
plucks up her eyelashes, which at all odds is weird and psychotic. In addition, the pulling out of
hair is another behavior that Suzanne exhibited after a break ...

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