Case Study Two.doc - CASE STUDY TWO Louise Larkin is a pale stooped woman of 39 years whose childlike face is surrounded by straggly blond braids tied

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CASE STUDY TWOLouise Larkin is a pale, stooped woman of 39 years, whose childlike face is surrounded by straggly blond braids tied with pink ribbons. She was referred for a psychiatric evaluation for possible hospitalization by her family doctor, who was concerned about her low level of functioning. Her only complain to him was, “I have a decline in self-care and a low life level.Her mother reports that there has indeed been a decline, but that it has been over many years. In the last few months, Louise has remained in her room, mute and still.Twelve years ago, Louise was a supervisor in the occupational therapy department of a large hospital, living in her own apartment, and engaged to a young man. He broke the engagement, and she became increasingly disorganized, wandering aimlessly in the street, wearing mismatched clothing. She was fired from her job, and eventually the police were called to hospitalize her. They broke into her apartment, which was in shambles, filled with papers, food, and broken objects.
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  • Spring '13
  • ScottHollenback
  • Schizophrenia, Narcissistic personality disorder, Psychiatric hospital, Paranoia, Louise Larkin

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