Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, case study analysis

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Assignment: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
 
It is estimated that more almost 7% of the U.S. populationwill experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime(National Institute of Mental Health, 2017). This debilitating disorder ofteninterferes with an individuals ability to function in daily life. Commonsymptoms of anxiousness and depression frequently lead to behavioral issues,adolescent substance abuse issues, and even physical ailments. For thisAssignment, you examine a PTSD video case study and consider how you might assessand treat clients presenting with PTSD.
 
To prepare:
Review this weeks Learning Resources and reflect on theinsights they provide about diagnosing and treating PTSD.
View the media Presentation Example: Posttraumatic StressDisorder (PTSD) and assess the client in the case study.
For guidance on assessing the client, refer to Chapter 3 ofthe Wheeler text.
Note: To complete this Assignment, you must assess theclient, but you are not required to submit a formal comprehensive clientassessment.
The Assignment
Succinctly, in 12 pages, address the following:
Briefly explain the neurobiological basis for PTSD illness.
Discuss the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD and relatethese criteria to the symptomology presented in the case study. Does the videocase presentation provide sufficient information to derive a PTSD diagnosis?Justify your reasoning. Do you agree with the other diagnoses in the casepresentation? Why or why not?
Discuss one other psychotherapy treatment option for theclient in this case study. Explain whether your treatment option is considereda gold standard treatment from a clinical practice guideline perspective, andwhy using gold standard, evidence-based treatments from clinical practiceguidelines is important for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.
Support your Assignment with specific examples from thisweeks media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explainwhy each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs ofyour sources. (Use sources dated cinq years or less. from 2017-2022)
By Day 7
Submit your Assignment. Also attach and submit PDFs of thesources you used.
Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.