Background Sonny Ford is a 21 year old single Caucasian male, living with adopted parents. He has b

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Background Sonny Ford is a 21 year old single Caucasian male, living with adopted parents. He has been referred to the hospital inpatient department from the outpatient psychiatrists who has found the outpatient treatment to be ineffective. He dropped out of college and passed high school with C+. He has been working as janitor but has problems keeping a steady job. He has described himself as a loner and has also said that while he was very close to his father, his mother was not very accepting of him as a person. He suspects that Marijuana has impacted his mind the way it is now.

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BackgroundSonny Ford is a 21 year old single Caucasian male, living with adopted parents. Hehas been referred to the hospital inpatient department from the outpatient psychiatrists whohas found the outpatient treatment to be ineffective. He dropped out of college and passedhigh school with C+. He has been working as janitor but has problems keeping a steady job.He has described himself as a loner and has also said that while he was very close to hisfather, his mother was not very accepting of him as a person. He suspects that Marijuana hasimpacted his mind the way it is now.The diagnosisSonny Ford is suffering from Schizophrenia. This is because he has delusions,hallucinations, difficulty in concentrating , obsessive thinking, distress and negativesymptoms.Mental status examJustification of the diagnosisBefore explaining and justifying the diagnosis, it is important to note thatSchizophrenia is conceptualized as a psychotic disorder and this change has requiredpsychotic pathology in the diagnosis. The subtypes of Schizophrenia have been eliminatedbecause these are not stable conditions and lack clinical validity and reliability (Zupanick,C.E. ).The diagnosis that

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