The DSM is a classification manual used by professionals in the field of psychology. For this assignment, you will diagnose three clients. The vignettes for each client, “Case Study Vignettes,” are lo

The DSM is a classification manual used by professionals in the field of psychology. For this assignment, you will diagnose three clients. The vignettes for each client, “Case Study Vignettes,” are located in resources. For each client, indicate:

The diagnosis, discussing each criterion the client fits and does not fit for that diagnosis from the DSM-5 (which you should cite).

Select one of the clients and in a separate, final section of the paper, complete the following:

Analyze two recommended treatments for the client and explain why they would be recommended (one or both of these treatments should come from a current peer-reviewed journal article).

Support your analysis with a peer-reviewed journal article about the diagnosis you chose for this client.

How well does the article’s discussion of the diagnosis compare to the behaviors the client displays?

As a professional in the field of psychology, how would you use the information from the article to inform your professional behavior?

Additional Requirements

For this assignment, you are expected to meet the following requirements:

Title page: Include your name, course, date, and instructor.

Reference: DSM-5, textbook, two or more peer-reviewed journal articles.

Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (sixth edition) style and formatting.

Length of paper: 5–6 typed, double-spaced pages.

Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Submit your paper to the assignment area for grading.

Case Study Vignettes

Anxiety, Trauma, Stressor, and Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders

1. Fred

Fred was raised in Houston. His father and mother were both successful realtors. He is the middle of three brothers, who remain close. He remembers, “We never wanted for anything.” Fred was an A student in high school and college and a top athlete. He completed medical school and now practices as an anesthesiologist at a local hospital.

Fred experienced some emotional distress a number of years ago as he considered coming out and letting his family know he is homosexual. His father initially struggled with the news but came to accept it. Fred’s father is quite amiable towards Fred’s partner. Fred’s oldest brother was nonplussed by the news. Fred and his partner are welcomed in his brother’s home. Fred’s mother’s response was “I don’t believe it. Please never mention this again.” The youngest brother’s response was to accuse Fred of hurting mom.

Fred has again been experiencing emotional distress this past year as he and his partner discuss the idea of either marrying or having a commitment ceremony. Fred is certain that he wants to do this but struggles with the question of what to tell family members and whether to even invite his mother and youngest brother.

In this context Fred complains of daily panic attacks. These generally occur when he is getting ready for work or near the end of the work day. The panic attacks started several weeks after Fred was robbed at gunpoint at a subway station. This occurred four months ago. He stated he does not think he was particularly affected by the attack but wonders because the panic attacks started soon after. Following the attack, Fred decided he is not going to use the subway anymore because it is too dangerous. Fred has been commuting by bicycle even though it is often difficult to negotiate the city streets by bike.

Fred reports that there is no mental illness that he is aware of in his immediate family. He strongly suspects that his mother’s father was an alcoholic because he remembers his grandfather smelling of alcohol during his (Fred’s) childhood and because his mother refuses to have any alcohol in her home.

2. Phil

Phil is 20. He comes in because he is “stressed” now that he is not working. Phil reports that his first job was …

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