week 8 assignment davenportjontaextension.docx - 1 The Case Study of Talia JonTa Davenport Walden University 2 In the case study of Talia Plummer Makris

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1 The Case Study of Talia Jon”Ta Davenport Walden University
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2 In the case study of Talia Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, (2014) Talia, is identified as a 19- year-old Caucasian female. Talia a psychology major who is above grade average attends a fraternity party where she experiences a life changing traumatic event. Talia before being sexually assaulted is depicted by Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, (2014) as meeting all five levels of “Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs” The presenting problem according to Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, (2014) surrounds post dispositional psychological factors associated with sexual assault victims. The identified signs and symptoms displayed by Talia were Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (PTSD) social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and lost in activities that once gave Talia pleasure. Talia also according to Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, (2014) presents with occupational impairments due to the traumatic experience as witnessed in her missing many days of work, and now at risk for losing her job. Talia is also reported by Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, (2014) with a learning disability as referenced to her inability to concrete on her school work and falling behind on her school work due to her inability to cope with the traumatic event in which that occurred. Sexual assault is one of the most vicious and hideous traumatic events that an individual can endure. Papaikonomou, (2009) reports on the psychological implications sexual assault survivors experience such as, suicidality, chronic health problems, major depression, social and occupational impairment. As the presenting generalist practitioner evaluating this case study, it
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  • Winter '10
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder, Talia, Talia Plummer

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