Requirements: 

For Week 6 of the course there will not be a case study given to you by the faculty. Instead you will be assigned a mental health disorder commonly seen in primary care and you will create a case study based on that disorder. You may create a case study either from a previous clinical patient experience or if you have not had a patient in clinical that represents your assigned topic you may research your disease using the week’s classroom material and the evidence-based literature in the field. The case should be clear and include all elements of a normal case that might be presented in class (subjective, objective, assessment, and full 5 point plan).  The clinical practicum documentation will be helpful for this process, or notes you have taken in clinical regarding cases.  The case should be clear, organized, and meet the following guidelines: 

Week 6 Part One: 

This part goes in part one and should begin with subjective and objective data just like we do in your weekly case study discussion. Do not put diagnosis until your peers respond. 

WEEK 6 Part One: The case should lead the class toward the mental health diagnosis assigned to you by your instructor. 

WEEK 6 Part One Specific Guidelines

If this is an actual patient from clinical- Include their actual chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications, allergies, subjective and objective findings without identifying the patient’s name. 

If this is a fictitious case you’ve created from the literature/readings you should design an example patient and include chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications and allergies, subjective and objective findings. Be mindful that the background data for the case should bear some relevance to the diagnosis. 

The case should not be overly simple. Like your weekly case studies, it should include subjective data that loosely represents the diagnosis you have been given, but includes some elements of the pathophysiology/presentation of the disease. 

You must include the following elements in part one: subjective: chief complaint/HPI, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, subjective and objective findings. 

Solution

Patient: CW, 46 year old female

CC: Feeling “scatterbrained & worried all the time” and severe insomnia X 6 weeks

Patient states “Ever since my husband lost his job, I have been feeling like I can’t focus on my own job while I’m at work, and I’m worried that I am going to get fired too.  I lay awake at night worrying about bills, stressing about my husband not being able to find another job, and then I’m tired at work every day and can’t concentrate.” 

PMHx: Hypothyroidism, seasonal allergies     

Surgeries: T and A, cholecystectomy, Cesarean section X 1

Hospitalizations: None aside from surgeries listed above….Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5

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