This has 3 assignments; APA format; cite relevant sources and textbook; assignments will be submitted through safe assign for plagiarism

Assignment 1:

Choose only one case study to write about; no more than 2 pages not including title and reference page; APA format; See Attachment for case study articles

Case study 1
Case Study Format
You want your case to be well organized and well written to be sure that information you include is easily identified and followed by your reader. The following can be used as section headings to help you organize your work:

Brief overview of relevant symptoms from case:

Ms. Upton, 29 year-old special education teacher

· Always feel sad and alone

· Chronic, severe depression

· Suicidal ideation

· Severe self-cutting

· Limited memory of childhood

· Socially withdrawn

· Difficulty intimacy with men

· Feel worthless

· Poor sleep/often tired

List Diagnosis 1: (ICD & DSM diagnoses)

F33 Major depressive disorder, recurrent

· F33.3 Major depressive disorder, recurrent, severe with psychotic symptoms

Diagnosis 1 Reasoning/Evidence

· Feel sad and alone

· Chronic, severe depression

· Severe-self-cutting

· Suicidal ideation

List Diagnosis 2: (ICD & DSM diagnoses)

F40 Phobic anxiety disorders

· F40.1 Social phobias

Diagnosis 2 Reasoning/Evidence

· Socially withdrawn due to childhood

List Diagnosis 3: (if any)

F52 Sexual dysfunction not due to a substance or known physiological condition

· F52.8 Hypoactive sexual desire disorder

Diagnosis 3 Reasoning/Evidence

· Difficulty intimacy with men

There may be 2-3 diagnoses in each case.

2 pages in addition to title page and references

Diagnoses = 20 points

Reasoning/evidence = 20 points

APA Format & Writing = 10

Case Study 2
Case Study Format
You want your case to be well organized and well written to be sure that information you include is easily identified and followed by your reader. The following can be used as section headings to help you organize your work:

Brief overview of relevant symptoms from case:

Nadine, 15 year-old, long standing shyness

· Anxiety

· Dizziness, crying

· Unable to socially communicate

· Afraid to leave the house

· Fear of interacting with others, social isolation

· Anxious, nervous

· Feel trapped and incompetent

· Suicidal

· Teased, bullied

· Nightly nightmares

List Diagnosis 1: (ICD & DSM diagnoses)

F48 Phobic anxiety disorders

· F40.81 Agoraphobia with panic disorder

Diagnosis 1 Reasoning/Evidence

· Afraid to leave the house

· Anxiety

· Anxious, nervous

List Diagnosis 2: (ICD & DSM diagnoses)

F51 Sleep disorders not due to a substance or known physiological condition

· F51.5 Nightmare disorder

Diagnosis 2 Reasoning/Evidence

· Nightly nightmares

List Diagnosis 3: (if any)

Diagnosis 3 Reasoning/Evidence

There may be 2-3 diagnoses in each case.

2 pages in addition to title page and references

Diagnoses = 20 points

Reasoning/evidence = 20 points

APA Format & Writing = 10

Assignment 2: at least 250 words; APA format; videos and textbook/professional sources for references; please see textbook chapter 7 attachment

Follow the directions for this discussion carefully so you don’t lose points needlessly!

1. Describe the difference between depression and bipolar disorder, including a description of the clinical characteristics of each.

3. Be sure to include information, insight or ideas from the 4 videos. Failure to include videos in your discussion will result in reduction in points. Also, do you think that a DSM 5 diagnosis “medicalizes” what we might sometimes see as the human condition? As counselors, we look more at a wellness framework rather than a symptom-driven/illness framework. Research the idea of medicalization and use that to inform your research.

Videos:

Assignment 3: at least 250 words; APA format; use textbook and one other professional source; please see textbook chapter 5 & 6 attachment

This week you are to read and study Ch. 5 and 6. There are a few posted videos that might help clarify some aspects of these complicated diagnoses.

1. Which is the most difficult to diagnose: Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, or Somatic Symptom and Dissociative Disorders?

2. Choose one disorder from Ch. 5 OR Ch. 6. Discuss it in terms of what causes the disorder (including biological, neurological, psychological, sociocultural connections), and the kinds of treatment and intervention that are available for the disorder.

3. How has learning about this disorder impacted you personally, and as a future counselor? (ie: your preconceived ideas about it, your understanding of the disorder now etc.).

You must use your textbook, as well as at least one other professional resource in your responses.

Videos: