Psychological Disorders: Proper and Ethical Diagnosis of Two Fictitious Disorders

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Two fictitious disorders are to be diagnosed. Within that process, the author is asked to define two different treatment options for the two diagnoses, define the specific techniques that would be used to help the client in question and provide the ethical obligations inherent to this diagnosis, how it should be done and why. The first diagnosis will be for post-traumatic stress disorder and the other will be for generalized anxiety disorder.
PTSD Diagnosis
Patient A was raised in a tumultuous situation. Her mother was married to her father for the first year or so of her life but her parents then divorced. Custody of Patient A went with the mother. The mother was disengaged as a parent and was allegedly more focused on chasing men rather than a parent. Patient A was the subject of intense and ongoing mental abuse with some physical abuse at times. She was forced to raise her younger brother in many ways and this continued until the mother lost custody when the patient was seven years old.
Even with the relatively brief period of her life that she was with the absentee mother, the patient developed PTSD and self-esteem issues based on the diagnosis of prior doctors and other professionals. This diagnosis can be confirmed, of course, using DSM-IV-compliant measurement and verification tools…

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