Addressing Problems Associated By Joe Steven

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Presenting Problems Joe Steven, is reported a continuous and extensive worry about his family responsibilities. The major worry about him is how to meet up with his wife and children’s needs and his mother’s present health condition. He also worried about his children’s school fees, and if they will make it in future or not. Mark started to worry about how to secure his job position, he completely found himself feeling with anxiety. Despite that, he has a good job that pays him well. He reported that the worry and the anxiety has been troubling him for the past 12 months. Since then, he has started felling tiredness, weakness of the muscle tension, difficult in sleeping, difficult in concentrating and focus on his work.…show more content…
He worked full time as a business manager. He came from a highly educated family, and middle class background. Joe stated that he have completed group treatment for anxiety over years ago without taking any medications for the anxiety. He also expressed worry over his mother’s GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER 3 terminal illness, diagnosed after treatment began. Joe was raised in a traditional catholic home, his mother converted to the new age faith system when he was a teenager and his father became an atheist. He stated that spirituality is important to him, his wife to raise their children. Joe expressed the feeling of guilt and hopelessness of not being able to travel to Central America when his mother died. DSM-V Diagnosis According to DSM-5 Checklist: from fundamental abnormal psychology, seventh edition (Comer 2013), generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by the following symptoms. 1. Excessive or ongoing anxiety and worry for at least six months, about two or more activities or events 2. At least three of the following symptoms: restlessness, fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance. 3. Significant distress or impairment Based on the DSM-V, the symptom Joe reported were meeting the criteria for generalized excessive anxiety. For example, ongoing anxiety and worry for at least six months. He
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