PSY 270 Appendix H
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PSY 270 Axia College Material Appendix H DSMIV Cautionary Statement Review the cautionary statement located at the following Web site httbbehavenetcomcabsulesdisorderscautionarvhtm DSMIV Case Studies Use the links below to review the following DSMIV mental disorders Then match the disorders to the case studies below DSMIV Mental Disorders DSMIV Dependent Personality Disorder httbbehavenetcomcabsulesdisordersdependentpdhtm DSMIV Dissociative Disorders httbbehavenetcomcabsulesdisordersdissocdishtm DSMIV Somatoform Disorders httbbehavenetcomcabsulesdisorderssomatoformdishtm DSMIV Narcissistic Personality Disorder httpbehavenetcomcapsulesdisordersnarcissisticpdhtm DSMIV Schizoid Personality Disorder httpbehavenetcomcapsulesdisorder chizoidpdhtm DSMIV Obsessive Compulsive Disorder httpbehavenetcomcapsulesdisorderslocdhtm DSMIV Schizophrenia httpbehavenetcomcapsulesdisorder chizhtm Case Studies Match the disorders above with the case studies below Once you determine which disorder is being described provide possible causes and a potential treatment for the disorder Post your answers in a separate Microsoft Word document as an attachment Case Study 1 Schizoid Personality Disorder Josephine is a 47yearold single woman The hardest times of the year for Josephine39s family are holidays and family gatherings Josephine never seems to enjoy herself She seldom smiles PSY 270 laughs or reacts to people and events around her She remains detached and often goes into a room and plays video games or watches TV by herself even when the rest of the family is eating Her family members say that she is rude and do not want her around Josephine lives by herself She has held several jobs but lost them because of her inability to interact with others Her cool demeanor makes her difficult to approach Josephine has no significant relationship in her personal life and cannot name any close friends Case Study 2 Narcissistic Personality Disorder When 38yearold Luis enters a room everyone knows it Shortly after making an entrance Luis is sure to let everyone know about his successful business ventures his many ideas for new inventions and his latest expensive purchase At the last office party Luis sought out the CEO of the company and monopolized her time with accounts of his valuable contributions to the company Luis has no patience with others and is often described by his coworkers as a man who uses people to get what he wants Although he has been an office assistant for 10 years Luis is always impeccably dressed because he often says that one day he will be the CEO and he insists on looking the part now Case Study 3 Somatoform Disorder Two years ago 23yearold Anissa survived a horrific car accident in which two passengers of the car she was driving were killed Her car was hit broadside by a drunk driver Anissa was thrown from the car on impact She was treated for cuts bruises and a broken arm but recovered quickly and appeared othenNise unhurt Three months after the cast on her arm was removed Anissa began experiencing numbness in both hands Extensive neurological tests eventually ruled out medical reasons for the numbness Anissa was surprised when her neurologist referred her to a psychiatrist Case Study 4 Dissociative Disorder Larry and Karen have always wanted a family After 4 years of marriage Karen gave birth to Austin a healthy baby boy Austin developed normally walking at 13 months and saying quotdadaquot mama and quotmidquot for milk by 14 months At 15 months Austin caught what appeared to be a cold Over a 2day period his cold rapidly worsened and he was hospitalized with acute respiratory distress He was placed on a ventilator but the infection progressed too quickly and Austin died on the second day of hospitalization His funeral and burial took place 3 days later In the span of 1 week Larry and Karen had changed from being a happy family to burying their only son The day after the burial Karen woke up went to Austin39s room and panicked when she did not find him in his crib She did not know that Austin had died and she could not remember the events of the previous week Case Study 5 Schizophrenia Tony was a straightA student in high school He entered college on a full scholarship and moved into the freshman dorm He did well during his first semester but his roommate noticed a change in Tony during the second semester of their freshman year Tony slept very little was inconsistent about grooming and hygiene and seemed preoccupied with his own thoughts often talking to PSY 270 himself in a worried whisper He was observed muttering to himself during class prompting two professors to ask him to leave When Tony became verbally abusive to the second professor he was escorted off the premises by security and was required to meet with the dean Tony appeared at this meeting unshaven and in wrinkled unwashed clothes He told the dean that the professors did not understand quotthe pressures of his new duties as an FBI agentquot During their conversation Tony often paused and tilted his head as if listening to voices or sounds the dean did not detect any sounds The dean suspended Tony and recommended his parents come get Tony and seek psychiatric help for him PSY 270
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