Psy 270: An Analysis Of Psychological Disorders

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Psychological Disorder Analysis Caitlin Wolf 10/21/2012 PSY/270 Katia Araujo Those who suffer from a psychological disorder can be affected in many ways. In some cases the disorder can disrupt a person’s ability to function normally in their daily lives. In this case we have a 42-year-old Hispanic female named Marla. She holds a job currently as an accountant. Marla comes to the mental health clinical complaining she has trouble sleeping, feeling “jumpy all of the time”, and an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are also affecting her at work. I will begin by assessing Marla’s symptoms and finding out the cause of them through some questions about her background as a child. Once I arrive at a diagnosis we can look more in depth…show more content…
In order to get a better understanding of what is causing the problems in Marla’s life I need to conduct a clinical interview. The interview will help me to understand the underlying reasons for Marla’s symptoms from her childhood to her current life. These questions will include: 1) Did you grow up with both parents in the home or were you raised by a single parent? 2) What discipline methods were used in your family and at school? Did you agree with them? 3) Marla I want to know about your overall health. When was the last time you’ve been to your doctor and were given a physical and what were the results? Are there any mental or physical health problems in your family? 4) As a child were you happy all of the time, most of the time, or hardly…show more content…
Her symptoms in the beginning could be found in multiple disorders. However, ADHD seemed to be the disorder to match her symptoms the most. This disorder could have been prevented in her childhood if looked at back then. Also helping her parents to better reinforce her behaviors in a positive direction as a child would have been beneficial for Marla. She has several treatments that she can choose from to help her. I would also suggest a different career path as well if accounting involves too much stress and sitting down, then Marla may want to choose something that involves more physical work to keep her-self busy. Since Marla has been properly diagnosed she can move into being treated for her symptoms and work on getting better. This will make her feel much better overall every
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