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Five-Axis Diagnosis of Evelyn Case

(1) Briefly summarize the case study Explain your five-axis diagnosis. Provide specific supporting information for each axis.
(2) Describe additional information that might be significant to the assessment, treatment, and welfare of the client.
(3) Briefly describe the interventions you would recommend and explain why you would make these recommendations.

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(1) Briefly summarize the case study Explain your five-axis diagnosis. Provide specific supporting information for each axis.

It is clear from the information provided in the vignette that Carol's problem is alcohol-related. She shows signs of several symptoms characteristic of Alcohol intoxication such as recent consumption of alcohol (Criterion A), impaired judgment; and or impaired social or occupational functioning (Criterion B) that developed during or after drinking alcohol (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA}. 2000. p. 215). However, the vignette does not indicate that Carol has diagnostic criteria for Alcohol intoxication with symptoms such as impaired or attention in memory; slurred speech; lack of coordination; unsteady gait; stupor or coma; and /or nystagmus (Criterion C) [p. 215]. There is also no evidence in the vignette that Carol is experiencing withdrawal symptoms as in the Diagnostic criteria for Alcohol Withdrawal (291.81) such as anxiety, insomnia, and/or vomiting (Criteria B). In addition, the diagnosis for Alcohol Dependence (304.90) requires more symptoms for Carol to be diagnosed with this Axis I disorder. Alcohol Dependence is associated with higher levels of intake, or with more severe alcohol-related problems (DSM-IV-TR, p. 213).

Similarly, Carol does not show signs of having an Axis II personality disorders, and there are no suggested physical or medical difficulties for an Axis III diagnosis. Carol is experiencing problems at home with her husband and is facing a ...

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This solution summarize a case study and provides a multi-axis diagnosis for the peerson.

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