Abnormal psych, wk 2
Abnormal psych, wk 2 Psych 385
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Assessment Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:02 AM I. Clinical Interview a. Presenting problem b. History taking II Applying criteria to specific cases a. Gus i. 32 year old single male ii. Only child of a "mixed" marriage iii. Professionally successful iv. "scandalous" personal life 1. What they're saying 2. How they're saying 3. Your own response II Mental status examination a Content of thought-subject matter and the form of that thinking; i logical? Coherent? Are they telling a good sequential story? Obsessional? Thoughts? Images? Experiences that are intrusive to the person or cause distress to talk about? Illogical? ii Aggression or violence need to be assessed by clinician iii The way words come out of your mouth help show how organized, rational your thinking may be 1. Could start talking in sentence structure 2. Sometimes words aren't good enough to explain so they make up words ii Auditory hallucination- most common, nature can vary (background buzzing, crowd of voices, one voice), musical phrase b Thinking style and language c Perceptual experience d Sense of self I Applying criteria to specific cases a Vicky i 42 year old married woman ii From a wealthy family, she inherited the "business" when she was 18 iii Married at age 20 iv Prosperous family and "business" life II Mental statues Examination a Affect (what the person is showing, emotions) and mood (refers to the person's internal experience of their emotions).. Not always congruent b Perceptual experiences c Sense of self d Motivation e Insight and judgment-are they able to recognize that what they are feeling is abnormal and apply judgment in solving problems f Appearance and behavior g Cognitive functioning I Applying criteria to specific cases a Mike i 29 year old married male ii Irish catholic background iii Father was police officer, alcoholic and abusive iv Mike is a firefighter in kansas city .
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