state what the specific disorder is (i.e. if it's a personality disorder, which one)) and list the symptoms they are experiencing that made you give them that diagnosis. Be sure to be as detailed and thorough as possible when going through their symptoms as some disorders have similar symptoms. Also, some patients may not have a diagnosable disorder, in which case you are to state that they do not have a disorder and why you believe that. Furthermore. Case Study 2: Will, age 20, comes to you stating that everyone is out to get him. He goes on to explain that his "so-called" friends have gotten together behind his back to plan to try and hurt him somehow. When questioned further, he has an overly aggressively outburst at your speculative nature. Once he calms back down, he becomes emotionally cold and starts to question you and your motives for talking with him. He soon becomes guarded and secretive about his life and doesn't want to talk further with you about anything.

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(state what the specific disorder is (i.e. if it's a personality disorder, which one)) and list the symptoms they are experiencing that made you give them that diagnosis. Be sure to be as detailed and thorough as possible when going through their symptoms as some disorders have similar symptoms. Also, some patients may not have a diagnosable disorder, in which case you are to state that they do not have a disorder and why you believe that. Furthermore.

  1. Case Study 2: Will, age 20, comes to you stating that everyone is out to get him. He goes on to explain that his "so-called" friends have gotten together behind his back to plan to try and hurt him somehow. When questioned further, he has an overly aggressively outburst at your speculative nature. Once he calms back down, he becomes emotionally cold and starts to question you and your motives for talking with him. He soon becomes guarded and secretive about his life and doesn't want to talk further with you about anything.   

 

  1. Case Study 3: Morris is a 7-year-old boy whose parents have become increasing concerned about his behavior not only in school, but also at home. In class, he has been bored and disruptive. Teachers complain of him being fidgety and restless at his desk. He also talks and interrupts other students and the teacher an excessive amount. At home he has trouble maintaining attention on his homework and chores. His parents state that he cannot sit still at dinner time and he typically answer their questions with illogical or not well-thought out responses. 

 

  1. Case Study 4: Lenore has been feeling very sad since her husband died a week ago. She has eaten very little and has difficulty sleeping. She is weepy most of the time. Lenore is preoccupied with thoughts of her dead husband and does not want to do much other than thinking about him. While she hasn't wanted to go out lately, she feels comfort in having her close family and friends around her during her time in need.   

 

  1. Case Study 5: Elise is a 35-year-old architect. She comes to you in great distress, feeling that she is unable to work, and generally unable to function. She says that she feels sluggish all the time, to the point of feeling completely exhausted. She says that she cries easily, and almost every day. She reports difficulty in falling asleep and staying sleeping for the past month and has lost 20 pounds in the last 2 months without trying. She says that things have been "really bad" for the last 2 months; she doesn't enjoy doing anything and thinks frequently of suicide. However, she also says that she has never been a very happy person. She says that things rarely go right for her, and she has given up on expecting good things to happen for her. 

 

  1. Case Study 6: Amy, age 38, is a worrier and has been all her life. However, over the past year she's been restless, irritable and has had difficulty concentrating. She worries that she worries so much and isn't always sure what it is that she is worried about. Lately, she's been experiencing back/muscle tension and headaches, along with feeling hot suddenly. She can't let her husband or children leave the house without making them call her regularly to reassure her that they are ok. Her husband is growing weary of her fretting. Her children can't understand what all the fuss is about. Their impatience with her only makes her worry more. 
  1. Case Study 7: Joanne, age 32, is starting to get seriously involved with a man after being single for a number of years. As the couple become more intimate though, Joanne starts to have flashbacks about an uncle who touched her sexually when she was only eight years old. She has experienced these flashbacks on and off again throughout her life due to various triggers. However, she is distressed to find out that within in past few months she has been shutting down feelings for her boyfriend and distancing herself from him. On top of that, she mentions that they have been fighting more because she feels irritable and overall been experiencing negative moods. Her boyfriend states that she's been forgetful lately as well, even with recent conversations they have.  He also notes that she startles easily and reports a general increase in anxiety. Joanne blames it on her difficulty sleeping and her reoccurring nightmares of her uncle. She is very angry that she has to deal with the feelings about the incidents with her uncle that happened so long ago. She says that she thought she had gotten beyond all that.

 

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