Cabrea Ching Final Paper University of Maryland Psychology 353 July 12 th , 2018
What would you say is Lona's primary diagnosis? Use axes. They have been collapsed in the DSM 5; however, you should still cover those areas (i.e. former level of functiong, current level of functioning, stress factors, medical, personality disorder, primary diagnosis) I would say that her primary diagnosis based off of the DSM-5. With that her primary diagnosis is definitely resulting in Major Depressive Disorder. I say this mainly due to the symptoms that I am being told along with the issues that are developing (Kupfer, 2016). Discuss your diagnosis and/or axis-relevant information and provide justification using the DSM-5 and at least one additional relevant source. Based off of her symptoms, I diagnosed Lona with these primes due to the detailing of her story along with the recent dramatic changes in her life. Discuss your symptoms and/or axis-relevant information and provide justification using the DSM-5 and at least one additional relevant source. Behaviors such as fussing at husband instead of simply talking to her husband. Definitely exhaustion from the changes in her routine life such as working different hours just to make sure that her one and only child was taken care of. Also depression because she felt like that she could not go to her husband especially based off of some responses from him such as being “tired” but in reality, she is doing majority of the work for both of them. Also another symptom would be slight anger due to the expressions of calling a few of her family members to give a glimpse of what has been happening in her life. She pretty much had the feeling of no one understand her or what she is going through. List each homework assignment and how it will support Lona in her treatment.
First - sit her husband down and have an in-depth conversation with her husband about how she has been feeling along with some possible changes to get some help. For example Lona could ask her to watch their child while she takes care of a few things like possible errands or even just peace of mind for her. Just asking for help with a lot of things and even showing some sensitivity instead of just thinking about him such as being “tired”. Plus with the husband watching their child, it can help the Second- start working out briefly but not too much since she has not done it for quite some time. I also recommended her to listen to soothing music as she is working out to make herself feel relaxed. Third- Find a trusted babysitter to watch child maybe once a week to have a night out to enjoy time with friends or with self. It is highly important to find someone trustworthy to watch the child that way you have relief of the childs safety. This gives Lona the opportunity to really have her time to just be her as if she was young again. A lot of people
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