Initial Assessment

For this discussion, select one of the following cases from Case studies in abnormal psychology.

Case 3: Hoarding Disorder
Case 4: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Case 5: Major Depressive Disorder
Case 6: Bipolar Disorder
Case 10: Alcohol Use Disorder and Marital Distress
Case 13: Schizophrenia
Case 14: Antisocial Personality Disorder
Case 15: Borderline Personality Disorder

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The patient for the case you selected has come to your office for a brief 15-minute initial assessment. As part of the intake process, you asked the patient to fill out a biographical form that contains the same information included in the case study. Based on this information, propose three (3) questions you would ask the patient in order to determine a diagnosis and three (3) additional questions that will help you determine a treatment plan. Thus, you will develop a total of six (6) questions.  
Provide a transcript of this brief initial session including your six questions and the answers you would expect the prospective patient to give. Beneath the transcript, provide a rationale for each of the questions you proposed. Include the case study title you chose for your discussion post.


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