Page Not Found Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here. Case study of panic disorder with agoraphobia diagnosis has been given to this client? Please outline the major symptoms of this disorder.
According to the DSM, the major symptoms of Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia are, recurrent panic attacks and enduring anxiety about experiencing another panic attack. The individual is also anxious about going places where escape might be difficult or embarrassing, or where they will be unable to receive assistance in case of emergency. The symptoms cannot be better explained by another medical or psychological effect. The client is named Annie, and she is a 24 year-old Caucasian woman. According to the case history she had an abusive relationship with her parents, and started experiencing mental health problems during puberty. Annie is currently unemployed, and is receiving disability payments from the federal government.
Please describe any factors in the client’s background that might predispose him or her to this disorder. During the interview, Annie states that her childhood was normal. However, during the interview she occasionally alludes to some abusive experiences, but is reluctant to talk about them any further. Please describe any symptoms that you have observed which support the diagnosis.
You can include direct quotes or any other behaviors you may have observed. The DSM states that people with Panic Disorder are anxious about experiencing another panic attack. Annie makes it very clear in her interview, that she is afraid of having panic attack in public. Please describe any symptoms or observations that are inconsistent with the diagnosis. It seemed as though everything Annie described about her Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, was consistent with the DSM criteria for the disorder.
Describe any information you observed about the development of this disorder. She states that at the age of fifteen, she began to analyze things within her family, and realize all the abuse that was happening—and that was about the time she began going to a psychiatrist. Annie briefly mentions some abuse as a child which, I consider an environmental problem that may have contributed to her disorder. I believe that people reacting negatively to her disorder, only increases her levels of anxiety.