Assignment: Assessing and Diagnosing Patients With Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

To Prepare:

  • Review this      week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide. Consider      how neurocognitive impairments may have similar presentations to other      psychological disorders.
  • Review the      Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation template, which you will use to      complete this Assignment.
  • 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?NRNP/PRAC 6635 Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template

     

     

     

     

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    Student Name

    Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning

    Faculty Name

    Assignment Due Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Subjective:

    CC (chief complaint):

    HPI:

    Past Psychiatric History:

    · General Statement:

    · Caregivers (if applicable):

    · Hospitalizations:

    · Medication trials:

    · Psychotherapy or Previous Psychiatric Diagnosis:

    Substance Current Use and History:

    Family Psychiatric/Substance Use History:

    Psychosocial History:

    Medical History:

     

    · Current Medications:

    · Allergies:

    · Reproductive Hx:

    ROS:

    · GENERAL:

    · HEENT:

    · SKIN:

    · CARDIOVASCULAR:

    · RESPIRATORY:

    · GASTROINTESTINAL:

    · GENITOURINARY:

    · NEUROLOGICAL:

    · MUSCULOSKELETAL:

    · HEMATOLOGIC:

    · LYMPHATICS:

    · ENDOCRINOLOGIC:

    Objective:

    Physical exam: if applicable

    Diagnostic results:

    Assessment:

    Mental Status Examination:

    Differential Diagnoses:

    Reflections:

    References

     

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    Training Title 50

    Name: Harold Griffin

    Gender: male

    Age:58 years old

    T- 98.8 P- 86 R 18 134/88 Ht 5’11 Wt 180lbs

    Background: Has bachelor’s degree in engineering. He is homosexual and dates casually, never married, no children. Has one younger sister. Sleeps 4-6 hours, appetite good. Denied legal issues; MOCA 27/30 difficulty with attention and delayed recall; ASRS-5 20/24; denied hx of drug use; enjoys one scotch drink on the weekends with a cigar. Allergies Morphine; history HTN blood pressure controlled with losartan 100mg daily, angina prescribed ASA 81mg po daily, metoprolol 25mg twice daily. Hypertriglyceridemia prescribed fenofibrate 160mg daily, has BPH prescribed tamsulosin 0.4mg po bedtime.

    Symptom Media. (Producer). (2017). Training title 50 [Video]. https://video-alexanderstreetcom.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/watch/training-title-50

     

     

     

    Differential Diagnoses: : Explain relate it the patient

    ADHD

    Anxiety Disorder

    Major depressive disorder:

     

     

     

     

     

    Assignment: Assessing and Diagnosing Patients With Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    To Prepare:

    · Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide. Consider how neurocognitive impairments may have similar presentations to other psychological disorders.

    · Review the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation template, which you will use to complete this Assignment.

    · 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 diagnostic criteria for each differential diagnosis and explain what DSM-5 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.).

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