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CASE STUDY JANE2Case Study JaneClient ConcernsSymptomsBehaviorsStressorsHopelessAfraid of losing her friendsCar accidentFear of drivingAvoiding highwaysCar accidentAnxietyRecurring memoriesCar accidentCan’t sleep at nightBeing less productiveRunning thoughtsFeeling guiltyLosing sense of where she isfor a few momentsFear of accident happeningagainEasily irritableNot usual behaviorAfter hospital releaseLack of concentrationWork performance decreaseCan’t concentrateAssessmentI will use CAPS-5 to determine Jane’s PTSD. The CAPS-5 is a commonly used test toidentify PTSD. This 30-item questionnaire to gain a deeper understanding of the patient's PTSDexperience. Establishing whether a person can be given a PTSD diagnosis is the aim of CAPS-5.It is also utilized to determine whether a person has had this illness for the last month or for theentirety of their life. Additionally, the patient's symptoms from the preceding week are evaluatedusing this assessment. This interview, which lasts about an hour and uses a precise scoringsystem, ascertains how much the intensity of the symptoms affects a person's day-to-dayactivities (Weathers, 2018).DiagnosticImpressionMy diagnosis suggestion for Jane is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (F43.10), based onthe symptoms she’s experiencing. The development of recognizable symptoms after exposure toone or more traumatic experiences is the key component of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).The focus is on persistent recollections of the event, which typically involve sensory, emotional,or behavioral physiological elements. These traumatic occurrences can range in severity frombrief visual or other sensory intrusions about a portion of the traumatic event without a loss of
CASE STUDY JANE3reality orientation to a total loss of consciousness of the immediate surroundings. Although theseepisodes, which are also known as "flashbacks," are frequently brief, they might be accompaniedby protracted anxiety and increased arousal. (APA, 2013).Signs and SymptomsDSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria:Post TraumaticStress Disorder (F43.10)Client’s Signs/Reported SymptomsCriterion A:Exposure to actual or threateneddeath, serious injury, or sexual violence inone (or more) of the following ways:1.Directly experiencing the traumaticevents.2.Witnessing, in person, the events as itoccurs to others.3.Experiencing repeated or extremeexposure to aversive details of thetraumatic event (APA, 2013).1.Jane stated that she was in a badaccident where she was waiting inher car upside down for 45 mins tobe taken out.2.While she was waiting in the car,she witnessed how other peopleinvolved in the same accident losttheir lives.

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