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Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study

read Chapter 3 and Chapter 6 in your required textbook and view the videos Depression and Its Treatments (Links to an external site.) and OCD: One Patient’s Story (Links to an external site.).

To successfully complete this discussion,

1. Access the Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12 of APA website that features case studies: Case Studies Search (Links to an external site.).

2. As you scroll down on this page, note the area where you can choose the specific topic(s) you wish to access in the images below:

3. Choose one of the cases available from one of the following areas: depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety. (You may use either the “symptoms” or “diagnosis” selection areas.)

4. After you have chosen your criteria, differing options may be available. Choose the one you find most thought-provoking or applicable to your interests.

Example results:

5. Read the case study details and refer to your textbook, and the DSM-5, as needed to support your understanding.

In your initial post,

· Start by identifying the symptom or diagnosis you searched and the name of the case study you chose.

o [(e.g., Mike [Social Anxiety])

· Next describe the patient’s symptoms and the available demographic and historical data.

o If new terminology is introduced (i.e., agoraphobia), be sure to explain to your peers what this entails.

· Analyze the differences between the diagnosis of the person identified in your case study and a similar illness/diagnosis?

o Access the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.) and search it to support your suggestions. (Be sure to cite.)

§ For additional support citing this resource, review the video The DSM-5. (Links to an external site.)

· Evaluate how the intensity, duration, and focus support the identified diagnosis. (Support with citations outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.))

· Discuss the available treatments for your case study.

· Discuss the implications of a therapist who actively encourages a patient to take medication that has been shown to be effective when the patient has strong objections to the use of a pharmacological approach to treatment.

· Finally, develop at least three recommendations for the patient/family for ongoing functioning (social, occupational, and academic, if applicable), associated with your chosen case study.

Post your initial response of 300 words

Required Resources

Text

Getzfeld, A. R. (2018). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

· Chapter 3: Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

· Chapter 6: Depressive Disorders and Bipolar and Related Disorders

Book

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.) (Links to an external site.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

· This manual will support your understanding of diagnosis and treatment for mental illness. Note you will only be reviewing one to three pages and it will be based on specific disorders you choose to evaluate this week. It will assist you in your Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study discussion forum and Pathology, Diagnosis, and the DSM-5 assignment this week.
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Multimedia

Ashford University. (2018, August 8). The DSM-5 (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/The%2BDSM-5/0_wa13z8fy

· This web page provides information about how to access and use the DSM-5 and will assist you in your Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study discussion forum and Pathology, Diagnosis discussion forum and the DSM-5 assignment this week. This video has closed captioning.
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nature video. (2014, December 19). Depression and its treatments (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Yy8e4sw70ow

· This video provides information about the neural circuits affected in depression, as well as the molecular and cellular changes becoming better understood for treatment. This video will assist you in your Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study discussion forum and Pathology, Diagnosis, and the DSM-5 assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Sunnybrook Hospital. (2012, October 4). OCD: One patient’s story (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/x2JAXAmXd2w

· This video features a patient who has been diagnosed with OCD, as well as Dr. Peggy Richter, and discusses the illness as well as potential treatments. This resource will support your Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study discussion forum and Pathology, Diagnosis, and the DSM-5 discussion forum assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Web Page

Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12. (n.d.). Case studies search (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.div12.org/case-studies/

· This web page will be utilized to identify a case study to analyze associated with your Anxiety and Depression: A Case Study discussion forum this week.
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Supplemental Material

Rosser-Majors, M. (2019). Week 2 Study Guide. Retrieved from https://www.ashford.instructure.com

· This study guide will help you prepare for your Week 2 Terminology Quiz and Week 2 Content Review this week.

Recommended Resources

Book

Ledley, D. R., Pai, A., & Franklin, M. E. (2007). Treating comorbid presentations: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression. In M. M. Anthony, C. Purdon, & L. J. Summerfeldt (Eds.), Psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Fundamentals and beyond. (pp. 281–293). https://doi.org/10.1037/11543-013

· The full-text version of this chapter is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. The chapter researches individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and additional psychological disorders, including other anxiety disorders and depression. The study reviews guidelines to differentiate OCD from other anxiety disorders and depression. This resource may helpful in supporting you with your assignments this week.

Article

Finley, E. P., Garcia, H. A., Ramirez, V. A., Haro, E. K., Mignogna, J., DeBeer, B., & Wiltsey-Stirman, S. (2019). Treatment selection among post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) specialty care providers in the Veterans Health Administration: A thematic analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000477

· The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article researches several treatment options specific to veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Specific psychotherapies are assessed. This article may helpful in supporting you with your assignments this week.

Supplemental Material

Maryland Recovery. (n.d.). Holistic remedies to help with mental disorders and substance abuse cravings (Links to an external site.) [Educational brochure]. Retrieved from https://www.marylandrecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/marylandRecovery_HolisticRemedies.pdf

· The brochure offers insight into holistic methods for addressing addiction and may support you in your assignments this week, as well as future writing assignments in this course.
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