Coping Disorders: A Case Study

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Biologically the patient has been coping with chronic pain, degeneration, and weight issues for the last 35 years. He was active for a portion of his life, but lacks the motivation to engage in activities he once enjoyed. Psychologically the client’s emotions range from reported guilt and anger to worthlessness and hopelessness. He is overwhelmed by chronic pain and reports increased symptoms of depression. Mr. Franks is socially isolated from all but his wife. Veteran’s groups and volunteer activities are functions he once attended, but no longer does. The client mentions attending church in the past, but he makes no mention of where he is at spiritually.
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