Behavior Observations : Ms. Evetta Stowers

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Behavior observations: Ms. Evetta Stowers was a well-dressed 57-year-old African-American female who presented for interview and testing in a timely manner. She reported to be 5 '6" tall weighing 247 pounds. Her speech was clear, logical and goal directed. Mood was bright with congruent affect. Ms. Stowers maintained good eye contact. She was oriented and alert. There was no indication of significant depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions or thought disorder. She seem to have good awareness to make positive changes in her life for weight management. Personal history: Ms. Stowers was the youngest of five children born to her biological parents and raised in a rural area at the poverty income level. She stated her family…show more content…
Medications include, Celexa 40 mg QD and Cymbalta 60 mg QD. Ms. Stoures reported feeling better and these medications have not changed. She has been living alone but has church friends and a few friends living in the neighborhood. She reportedly lives in active lifestyle. Her migraines continue at least two times a week. She related she is planning on joining fitness center. She reported the pain from her back surgery June 2014 only occurs when sitting for long periods of time and bending. She related pain abates after initial experience, with an #8 on a 1 to 10 pain scale. Ms. Stowers related her sister will care for her after her surgery. No significant other traumas were identified and she denies the abuse and or dependence of alcohol and drugs. Wait history and present stressors. Ms. Stowers related gaining weight after the death of her father. Obesity exists on both sides of her family. She reportedly was relatively of normal weight until her 30s. Ms. Stowes stated she eats till she is "full" and tends to sleep afterward. She reported eating late at night. Her attempts toward weight loss has been: counting calories, the Atkins diet, low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets and exercise. The most successful for her has been low fat and low carbohydrate diet with exercise losing 23 pounds with a six month maintenance. Her problem food or fast food, sweets, fried foods, salty snacks, ice cream and eating in large
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