· Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide about assessing and diagnosing psychotic disorders. Consider whether experiences of psychosis-related symptoms are always indicative of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Think about alternative diagnoses for psychosis-related symptoms.

· Download the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template, which you will use to complete this Assignment. Also review the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Exemplar to see an example of a completed evaluation document. 

· By Day 1 of this week, select a specific video case study to use for this Assignment from the Video Case Selections choices in the Learning Resources. View your assigned video case and review the additional data for the case in the “Case History Reports” document, keeping the requirements of the evaluation template in mind.

· Consider what history would be necessary to collect from this patient.

· Consider what interview questions you would need to ask this patient.

· Identify at least three possible differential diagnoses for the patient. 


Complete and submit your Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation, including your differential diagnosis and critical-thinking process to formulate primary diagnosis.

Incorporate the following into your responses in the template:

· Subjective: What details did the patient provide regarding their chief complaint and symptomology to derive your differential diagnosis? What is the duration and severity of their symptoms? How are their symptoms impacting their functioning in life? 

· Objective: What observations did you make during the psychiatric assessment?  

· Assessment: Discuss the patient’s mental status examination results. What were your differential diagnoses? Provide a minimum of three possible diagnoses with supporting evidence, listed in order from highest priority to lowest priority. Compare the DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria for each differential diagnosis and explain what DSM-5-TR criteria rules out the differential diagnosis to find an accurate diagnosis. Explain the critical-thinking process that led you to the primary diagnosis you selected. Include pertinent positives and pertinent negatives for the specific patient case.

· Reflection notes: What would you do differently with this client if you could conduct the session over? Also include in your reflection a discussion related to legal/ethical considerations (demonstrate critical thinking beyond confidentiality and consent for treatment!), health promotion and disease prevention taking into consideration patient factors (such as age, ethnic group, etc.), PMH, and other risk factors (e.g., socioeconomic, cultural background, etc.).


Select one of the following videos to use for your Assignment this week. Then, access the document “Case History Reports” and review the additional data about the patient in the specific video number you selected.

· Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016).  [Video].

· Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016).  [Video].

· Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016).  [Video].

· Symptom Media. (Producer). (2018).  [Video].


Week 7 Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders; Medication-Induced Movement Disorders Training Title 9 Name: Ms. Fatima Branning Gender: female Age: 28 years old T- 98.4 P- 82 R 18 124/74 Ht 5’0 Wt 118lbs Background: Raised by parents, lives alone in Coronado, CA. Only child. Works as an administrative assistance in car sales, has a bachelor’s in hospitality. Has medical history of scoliosis, currently treated with chiropractic care. Guarded and declined to discuss past psychiatric history. Denied family mental health issues, declined to allow you to speak to parents for collaborative information. Allergies: latex; menses regular, no birth control Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016). Training title 9 [Video].

Training Title 24 Name: Ms. Jess Davies Gender: female Age: 30 years old T- 98.6 P- 86 R 20 120/70 Ht 5’2 Wt 126lbs Background: Jess is brought for evaluation by her 2 roommates who are concerned with behaviors. She had some issues with depression after aunt died but worsened in the 12 days after she witnessed her brother killed via GSW in a gas station burglary. She is estranged from her parents and her brother was her only sibling. She is only sleeping 2 hours/24hrs; she will only eat canned foods. She smokes cannabis daily since she was 17 and goes out on weekdays couple

times with her roommates and has couple drinks of beer. She was prescribed alprazolam 1mg twice daily as needed by her PCP for 15 days. She works in a bakery. Allergies: medical tape Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016). Training title 24 [Video].

Training Title 29 Name: Mr. Harold Feldman Gender: male Age:20 years old T- 98.4 P- 76 R 18 116/74 Ht 5’6 Wt 120lbs Background: European-American male. He has two younger sisters, one with history of ADHD, the other with history of separation anxiety. His mother has depression; his father has paranoia schizophrenia. He is home for spring break. He has no previous medical problems. Developmental milestones met as child. Appetite is inconsistent and it seems he has lost 18lbs since first going back to school in the fall. He had a short trial of risperidone in the last six months of high school for mild paranoia. He stopped the medication after graduation as he could not tolerate due to side effects of over-sedation. Harold has HS several friends but has not kept in touch with them since being back home. He has not been showering. Sleeping 14 hrs./ he admits to episodic cannabis use weekly. Allergies shellfish Symptom Media. (Producer). (2016). Training title 29 [Video].

Training Title 134 Name: Mrs. Patricia Warren Gender: female Age: 42 years old Background: Patricia was brought in under a emergency evaluation order after her best friend, Felicia, after the police for Patricia locking herself in a closet and screaming loudly for over an hour. EMS was able to calm her with a small dose of Ativan enroute to the emergency department. This is Patricia's third presentation to the emergency room in 2 weeks. She had one psychiatric hospitalization around this same last year. No self-harm behaviors but has assaulted other in the past. No hx of TBI. Sleeps 1–2-hour increments for total of 6 hrs. daily, refuses to sleep at night. Refused vitals, wt., refuses labs, not cooperative. She obtains SSDI. She lives in Cameron, Montana. She denies ever using any drugs and drinks one glass wine weekly. She has a sister who is five years older, both parents deceased in the last three years. She has no children, her husband is out of town, truck driver. Family history includes that her father had two previous inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations for paranoia Mother had history of bipolar depression. Paternal grandmother had "shock therapy". Denies history of trauma experience, but her friend

reports parents death was extremely difficulty for Patricia. no current legal charges. dropped out of high school in 11th grade, was pregnant and had abortion. allergies: Clozaril Symptom Media. (Producer). (2018). Training title 134 [Video].

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