Case Study 1.docx - Running head CASE STUDY KRISTEN 1 Case Study Kristen Scenario Christi Smith Liberty University CASE STUDY KRISTEN 2 Case Study

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Running head: CASE STUDY: KRISTEN 1 Case Study: Kristen Scenario Christi Smith Liberty University
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CASE STUDY: KRISTEN 2 Case Study: Kristen Scenario Kristen age 38 is a successful working single mother, divorced 4 years ago. She has come to counseling to help with her continuous worry and anxiety. She has reported having constant thoughts of things going wrong in her life. She worries about things that could happen or have happened to her peers. Her worry has progressed to affecting her sleep and her concentration at work. Due to the number of criteria that Kristen meets, she is being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Key Issues Excessive Anxiety and Worry The biggest issue that Kristen has mentioned is her excessive worry about various events or activities. She worries that she might lose her job, even though she excelled in her six years at the same job. She worries about her parent’s health, though they do not have any serious health concerns. She worries about her two teenage daughters getting into trouble, thought both of her daughters are well behaved and have not given her reason to worry about their behavior. For each area that Kristen has consistent worry, she has no tangible reason to worry about them, just the knowledge that friends have experienced some of these “worst-case scenarios”. These issues have been listed as the most important because she has not mentioned any other mental or physical ailments, nor has she discussed any previous conditions. This indicates the probability that her diagnosis is a mental disorder. These are listed as having more importance also because as treatment starts and Kristen either has less anxiety or becomes better equipped to handle it, her other presenting issues and symptoms should also start to slowly dissipate. Physical Issues
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CASE STUDY: KRISTEN 3 The next important issue that Kristen has described, is that she cannot control the worrisome and negative thoughts that flood her mind. She has stated that the thoughts consume her mind to the point that she cannot turn her brain off to fall asleep. She often cannot stay
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