Case study 2.2 Introduction Mr. Baker is a schizophrenic patient in his first episode with clinical presentations of hallucinations delusions separation from peers inattention and poor judgement. The delusion is romantic grandiose and paranoid and suffers auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms like spending all day in bed. He mumbles to himself he seems uncooperative preoccupied constricted inattentive and guarded. He seems depressed. Schizophrenia DSM-5 criteria was met by this patient. This disease was inherited from his mother who inherited from his grandmother. The use of diagnosis tools such as DSM-5 was very professional and ethical. Evaluation of family history for any inheritable traits and psychosis valuation of any substance abuse history were and using in this case study is superior to other diagnostic recommended above tools and serves as a worldwide recognized techniques for assessment of mental diseases. Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed in the laboratory and therefore its diagnosis is primarily psychotic and socially oriented. The above diagnostic tools are for behavior analysis and symptomatic analysis. References BIBLIOGRAPHY Lilja L. and O. Hellzn. "Former patient's experience of psychiatric care: a qualitative investigation." Int J Ment Health Nu. (2008): 279-286. Randall J. R. B. H. Rowe and I. Colman. "Emergency department assessment of self-harm risk using psychometric questionnaires." Can J Psychiatry (2012): 21-28. Scher M. L. J. T. Fisher and M. S. Summers. Psychiatric Interview. 19 Oct 2016. <https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1941476-overview#a1>. [...]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the assigned chapters from the text. It is highly recommended that you review each of the brief Blumenfeld (2012) video clips demonstrating the administration of a mental status examination. These are listed in the recommended resources and may require that you download Quicktime in order to view them. Although not required, these videos show the administration of a mental status exam and may prove helpful in this discussion. Access the Barnhill (2014) DSM-5 Clinical Cases e-book in the DSM-5 library, and select one of the case studies. The case study you select must be one in which the client could be assessed using one or more of the assessment instruments discussed in this week’s reading. For this discussion, you will take on the role of a psychology intern at a mental health facility working under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. In this role, you will conduct a psychological evaluation of a client referred to you for a second opinion using valid psychological tests and assessment procedures. The case study you select from the textbook will serve as the information provided to you from the professional who previously evaluated the client (e.g., the psychologist or psychiatrist). In your initial post, begin with a paragraph briefly summarizing the main information about the case you selected. Evaluate and describe the ethical and professional interpretation of any assessment information presented in the case study. Devise an assessment battery for a psychological evaluation that minimally includes a clinical interview, mental status exam, intellectual assessment, observations of the client, and at least two assessment instruments specific to the diagnostic impressions (e.g., attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.). The assessment battery must include at least one approach to assessing your client which is different from the assessments previously administered. The assessment plan must be presented as a list of recommended psychological tests and assessment procedures with a brief sentence explaining the purpose of each test or procedure. Following the list of tests and assessment procedures you recommend for your client, compare the assessment instruments that fall within the same categories (e.g., intellectual or achievement), and debate the pros of cons of the instruments and procedures you selected versus the instruments and procedures reported by the referring professional.