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Although Nathan admits feeling bullied and intimidated by other students and teachers, this alone, cannot be enough to determine that Nathan suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder. Another condition that was also considered is the Specific phobias. However, this also was ruled due to the inconsistency of symptoms. Conclusion Clinical judgment is a necessity in the construction of a diagnosis and fundamental to the safe and effective patient management. However, the general diagnostic error rate is still
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NATHAN’S CASE ANALYSIS 10 inadmissibly high. DSM-5 handbook of differential diagnosis is a distinguished controller for physicians and students learning psychiatric diagnosis, and it provides a big selection of viewpoints, as well as a collection of methodologies to differential diagnosis, as well as numerous features meant to assist clinicians in the examination room. The case history of Nathan points to a possible case of GAD. This is an anxiety disorder described by most of the symptoms presented by Nathan. GAD interferes with a person's daily functioning and performance, and it arises from a malfunction in some parts of the brain that process memory, emotion, and also fears. Effective treatment of GAD encompasses a combination of both medication and psychotherapy. References American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®) . American Psychiatric Pub.
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NATHAN’S CASE ANALYSIS 12 Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2015). Abnormal psychology . Boston: McGraw-Hill.
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