Diana - Diana Diana is a 26-year-old woman whose family...

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Diana 1 of 2 Diana is a 26-year-old woman whose family brings her to the emergency room in an acutely psychotic state. Diana is the youngest of six siblings. She was born prematurely, weighing 4 pounds, but had no other perinatal complications. Her subsequent developmental history was normal: She did well in school, made friends, and went to work in a bank after graduating from high school. She then married (4 years before her first admission) and had two children. Diana has not worked outside the home since the birth of her children. There is a family history of psychotic illness in a maternal aunt and of drug abuse in two siblings. A week before the present evaluation, Diana came to the psychiatric emergency clinic complaining of dizziness and trouble sleeping. She said she was also experiencing intermittent depression and felt that she was a failure as a wife and mother. An appointment at the mental health center was scheduled, but before the appointment could take place, Diana's family brought her into the emergency room for this evaluation, which results in Diana being admitted to the psychiatric unit for the second time. Four months before this, Diana separated from her husband and returned home to live with her mother and two siblings. Shortly after she began living with her mother, one 9f her brothers was sent to jail and her boyfriend wrecked her new car. About a month after Diana began living with her mother, her family noticed deterioration in her
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