1. Clyde: 36 years Old
Diagnosis: General Anxiety Disorder
-Feeling constantly “on Edge”
Note: A clinician should evaluate the degree of patient dysfunctionality in order to diagnose the disorder.
2. Herm: 27 years Old
Diagnosis: Social Phobia
Herm finds it embarrasing to work with people in groups because he is afraid people will judge him. He is also afraid he might say the wrong thing and be laughed by his co-workers.
-Fear of being judged by others in social situations
-Being embarrased or humiliated in social situations.
Diagnosis: Seasonal Affective disorder.
-Persistent low mood
-A loss of pleasure or interest in normal everyday activities
-Sleeping for longer than normal and finding it hard to get up in the morning.
4. Gladys: 34
Diagnosis: Paranoid Schizophrenia
Matching Sypmtoms: –
-Hallucination and Delusions
5. Agnes: 19
-Avoiding places or situaion that could lead to panic attacks
-Avoiding being far away from home
-Feeling she would be unable to function or survive without the help of others.
6. Betsy: 40
Diagnosis: Specific Phobia
-Fear of an specific object or situation.
-Avoidance of said object or situation.
Diagnosis: Panic Disorder
Matching Symptoms: Actually they appear to be symptoms of a Panic Attack, not a panic disorder.
Diagnosis Criteria of a Panic attack:
3 somatic symptoms such as: Heart racing, feeling weak and dizzy, trouble breathing.
and one cognitive symptom: Thinking that she is going to die.