Lady Macbeth Pyshcology Report

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MPsychological Evaluation Report
Name of Examinee: Lady Macbeth
Case Number: 2719
Date of the report: 16/06/12
Examiner: -
Purpose for Evaluation
Lady Macbeth is a white, Scottish lady of middle age and upper class background and social status. She is married to the Thane of Cawdor and Glamis, Lord Macbeth, and currently has no need for a job and remains a housewife. She was admitted due to the express referral of her husband, Macbeth, who insisted that she needed immediate psychoanalysis and potentially medication. I have taken the chance to interview her, on the request from her husband, so I may judge for myself the severity of the situation at hand. After a conversation with Macbeth, it seems to be that Lady Macbeth is suffering
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Memory functions were grossly intact with respect to immediate and remote recall of events and factual information. There was no evidence of perceptual disorder. Social judgment appeared poor, as evidenced by a lack of appropriate interactions with staff and other patients on the ward and by disruptive efforts to treatment goals required for discharge. Pathological lying was shown throughout the examination in the most extreme form; these were deceitful, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest behaviour. Only on rare occasions were cases of these traits were uncovered due to the layer of superficial charm that Lady Macbeth has imposed upon herself. This point’s towards the possibility of Lady Macbeth being a psychopath instead of having an underlying depressive disorder.
Summary of Evaluation
Results of psychological evaluation reveal an extended history of alcohol abuse and a psychotic disorder characterized primarily by disturbance of thought content. Due to the extended need for anti-depressant drugs, it would suggest that Lady Macbeth might suffer from a depressive disorder. However, the repeated need for the drugs, four years after the initial prescription would indicate that an addiction has occurred. The current clinical presentation appears to represent a chronic psychotic disturbance which had its onset approximately four years ago (the death of her child). She lacks sufficient motivation

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