Abnormal Psychology Diagnostic Report

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Essay #: 062688
Total text length is 25,615 characters (approximately 17.7 pages).

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Abnormal Psychology Diagnostic Report
SUMMARY SHEET FOR DIAGNOSTIC EXERCISES
CASE: .......A.......
Axis I: Clinical disorders
300.02 Generalized Anxiety Disorder
300.4 Dysthymic Disorder
Axis II: Personality disorders, mental retardation
R/O Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Axis III: General medical conditions
None
Axis IV: Psychosocial and environmental problems
CHECK:SPECIFY:
X.....Problems with primary support group: Client experiences significant conflict with parents, and moderate problems with husband. ........................………………………...........
X.....Problems related to the social environment: Client has sever difficulties acquiring or maintaining friends and acquaintances....
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.....mpting to enable each of them to view the others feelings and concerns in a non-threatening manner. It appears that currently neither one is really listening to the other, but merely reacting. Not much can be accomplished through such patterns of interaction. When the therapist maintains some sense of objectivity, acceptance and validation towards the feelings and concerns of all involved, then the clients can relax more, feel understood by someone, and open up more deeply to listening to the point of view of others.
REFERENCES
“DSM-IV-TR.” (2000). Virginia: American Psychiatric Association.
“Erikson’s psychosocial stages summary chart.” (2010). Ask.com Website. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/library/bl_psychosocial_summary.htm.