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Diagnosis and Mental Status Case Study

Can you assist me with completing the following based on Clinical Case Study of John (see attachment).

-Provide a multiaxial diagnosis for the case.
Axis I:
Axis II:
Axis III:
Axis IV:
Axis V:
-Provide rationale for Axis I and II diagnosis.

Diagnosis 1:
Code:

-DSM-IV-TR criteria:
(List the symptoms the client presents that are diagnostic criteria.)

Examples of impairment or dysfunction:
(List how the above symptoms have impaired the client's life.)

Diagnosis 2:
Code:

-DSM-IV-TR criteria:
-Examples of impairment or dysfunction:

Diagnosis 3:
Code:

-DSM-IV-TR criteria:
Examples of impairment or dysfunction:

Assessment of the client's strengths, coping skills, and level of hope.

Address how would these factors be important in considering the current functioning and possible goals for therapy

300 words or more with scholarly references

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Need assistance with Diagnosis and Mental Status Case Study

Provide a multi-axial diagnosis for the case.

Axis I: 309.81 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Acute
303.91 Alcohol Dependence, Sustained Full Remission
Axis II: V71.09 No Diagnosis
Axis III None
Axis IV: distressing conditions within the family
Axis V: GAF=70 [some mild depression; mild insomnia; and/or; difficulty in social, or school functioning] (DSM-IV-TR, 2000, p. 34).

Provide rationale for Axis I and II diagnosis.

The rationale for Axis I - Originally, I wanted to diagnose this client with Acute Stress Disorder in which some people briefly develop symptoms soon after experiencing a traumatic event. However, based on the recommendations given in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000), if conditions related to a traumatic event lasts longer than one month a diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)should be considered (DSM-IV-TR, 467-468). In addition, the rationale for PTSD is based on the vignette, which suggests that John has been in the Army had feelings about the "world" after a short tour in Iraq, In addition, he exhibits stress from "hearing ...

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This solution provides the multiaxial diagnosis for a specific case study

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