Project #162529 - Symptom Severity and Functional Impairment.

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Subject Medicine
Due By (Pacific Time) 02/04/2017 10:00 am

Symptom Severity and Functional Impairment.

How severe are a client’s symptoms and how do they impact a client’s functioning? Consider the case of Sami in this week’s Introduction. Sami’s experiences during driving had grown to the point to which she feared having a panic attack behind the wheel and was apprehensive about driving at all. How might a clinician evaluate these symptoms and incorporate the results into the development of a treatment plan?

For this Assignment, you evaluate and select an appropriate test to measure symptom severity as well as functioning and apply it to your virtual client. 

The Assignment (3–5 pages; not including title and reference page) (APA format):

  • Select two tests of symptom severity (one must be a mental status examination) and two tests of functional impairment from the Mental Measurements Yearbook.
  • Complete a comparative analysis of the tests and select one of each test (symptom severity and functional impairment) which is most appropriate for your virtual client and explain why.
  • Justify your selection.
  • Explain one limitation of the two tests you selected and explain why they are limitations.

     The Virtual client: 

  • Sean Brody

Age – 8
Race – White
Gender – Male
Ethnicity – Jewish
Veteran Status -  None
Immigrant Status – American citizen
Language – English, American Sign Language
Sensory Impairment – Hearing Impaired
Motor Impairment – None
Medical Conditions – High lead levels
Presenting Problem – Behavioral and academic problems in school, Poor peer relationships, Aggression.
Affective Symptoms – Irritability
Behavioral Symptoms – School failure, Suspensions and expulsions due to aggression, Isolation from peers.
Cognitive Symptoms – Poor concentration and attention in school.
Family and Support Systems – Only child, Split custody.
Results Intelligence Testing – Weakness in Gs and Gr; Strength in Gf.
Results of NEO PI-R – High, open to experience; Low, conscientiousness.

 Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


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