he Case Assignment for this course will be a 5–8-page essay
(excluding cover page and references). You should use a minimum of
3-4 sources from the Touro library in your Case Assignment.
Read the following case below and write a 5–8-page essay that
responds to the questions following the case scenario.
Helen is a 30-year-old Caucasian woman with a 5-year-old daughter.
Her husband brought her to a clinic with a chief complaint of his
wife’s unusual behaviors. Helen has been taking walks in the
neighborhood in her pajamas when she could not sleep. She has
become fearful of her husband and she has begun drinking alcohol.
During the interview in the clinic, Helen reported that she was
pregnant with another man’s child.
Helen also reported that the only substance that she used/abused was
alcohol. Helen does not have a previous history of taking psychiatric
medications. The psychiatric family history was negative for mood
disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance
abuse disorders. During the psychiatric assessment, Helen reported
that she experienced symptoms of increased energy, moodiness
(dysphoria, elation, and irritability), and racing thoughts.
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Helen is currently under the care of her primary care physician and
OB/GYN who advised her not to drink alcohol while she is pregnant
because of fetal-alcohol concerns.
Questions to address in the essay:
- Please diagnoses Helen with either an Anxiety or Bipolar
Disorder. Determine and support your position for diagnosing
Helen with the disorder you have determined her to have. In
this section, please state clearly what disorder you are
diagnosing Helen with using the name of the disorder, the
DSM-5 and the ICD-10 Codes.
- What symptoms did the client report that are consistent with
the clinical diagnosis?
- Please list the ethical considerations that are present for
treating Helen with psychopharmacological treatment.
- Please list what your ethical considerations are as Helen’s
- What are some of the psychopharmacological treatments that
are commonly prescribed for this clinical diagnosis?
- What are the adverse effects of these psychopharmacological
treatments for the proposed clinical diagnosis?
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I have provided you an example of the Case Assignment within the
presentation section of the course. Please refer to it.
Writing expectations include competency in the following:
Verb Tense and Agreement Pronoun Use Possessive Use
Focus and Organization.
Introduction & Conclusion
Cover page and reference page.
Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in
12-point Times New Roman.
Paper should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes.
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Essays should be in APA style (Please refer to the APA 7th
Edition Manual for guidance).
You must cite all texts used, including page numbers to avoid
Your paper must have an introduction and conclusion.
If you anticipate a problem turning in your assignment on time, please
contact your instructor immediately.
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