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Running head: EVALUATION OF SUZETTE'S CASE 1 Evaluation of Suzette's Case Lisa Thibeault Psych/627 February 6th, 2017 Nicole Jung
EVALUATION OF SUZETTE'S CASE 2 Evaluation of Suzette's Case Case studies give focus on situations or individuals by gathering information. Researchers can collect data and identify problems, ideas, health issues, and create possible solutions where problems are noted. Suzette's case study examines her stressors which are impacting her body and mind. Within this paper, Suzette's stressors, biological and psychological mechanisms of the stress of sleep, how stress and insomnia are affecting Suzette's health, and possible preventative strategies will be examined. Suzette’s Stressors Suzette’s Specific Stressors are the fact that her husband has lost his job and is unable to find work in his field. Her husband turns down employment opportunities because he thinks they are beneath his skill level. Her husband is very despondent and spends most of his days at home, where he does very little. Her husband has started drinking heavier since his job loss. Suzette has not been able to make her mortgage payments in for seven months and is only working part-time, which consist of 25 hours a week. Present and Potential Effects on Suzette’s Mind and Body The current stressors that Suzette encounters daily are greatly impacting her mind and body. Suzette is presently experiencing more headache days than not, she experiences occasional shortness of breath and complains of difficulty sleeping. Suzette can usually fall asleep quickly, but cannot stay asleep throughout the night. When she wakes up, she cannot fall back asleep. Suzette does not want to go to bed because the worries she bears and is fearful of not sleeping well. Suzette shows signs of insomnia. Suzette does not feel hungry and has decreased eating patterns. Suzette's sexual desire has decreased over the last four years. Suzette used to go the
EVALUATION OF SUZETTE'S CASE 3 gym because it made her feel good, but with the lack of income, she has been forced to quit. Suzette is no longer as physically active as she used to be because she cannot financially afford to attend the gym regularly. Suzette spends most of her time at work and home and no longer has time to exercise.

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