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Following the DSM-IV-TR in Diagnosing GAD

I need help with this week discussion. An Axis I diagnosis of the client in the case study. Then explain your rationale for assigning this diagnosis on the basis of the DSM-IV-TR. Finally, explain what other information you might need about the client to make an accurate diagnosis. See attachment


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The Axis I diagnosis would be 300.02 Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is on page 476 of the DSM-IV-TR.

Criteria A. is met if she has had these symptoms for at least 6 months, which is probably the case since she said it started in nursing school, but that would be a question to ask to make sure. She worries about ...

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Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder using the DSM-IV-TR is followed step by step, including rationale.