1. If you were absent yesterday/Friday - look back at the Monday, 3/12 page for make-up work.
2. Today you will be creating Case Studies that will be submitted by the end of class today.
Case Studies in Psychology
You are tasked to come up with case studies for the following:
- 3 different Personality Disorders
- 2 different Anxiety Disorders
- 1 dual diagnosis of a Personality Disorder AND Anxiety Disorder in the same individual
Write the case studies with your partner or team. Use your DSM-5 handouts to ensure that your symptoms are in line with the diagnostic criteria.
Submit your case studies (with your diagnosis listed as well) as a set by the end of class today. Make sure your team agrees on the diagnosis to ensure accuracy. Your case studies must be original and not based on the work of other teams or pulled from the internet. (See samples below)
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Case Study Example A
An 11-year boy instituted the following ceremonial before going to bed. He did not sleep until he has told his mother every last minute detail of the events that occurred that day; there must be no scraps of paper or other trash on the carpet of the bedroom; the bed must be pushed completely against the wall; four chairs must also be lined up against the wall, and the pillows must lie flat on each chair. In order to get to sleep he must first kick out a certain number of time with both legs and then lie on his belly.
Diagnosis: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Case Study Example B
Janice, a 19 year old college junior, has an intense fear of speaking to people she does not know very well. During her first and second years, she chose large lecture courses, which allowed her to hide in the back of the lecture hall and not speak to other students or to participate in the class discussions. Janice received high scores in all of her courses, earning a place on the dean’s list and the honor roll. In her third year, Janice is now required to take some smaller upper level courses in which class participation and small-group discussions are mandatory. She is sure that she will do something embarrassing, such as vomit, and others will judge her negatively. Because of these fears, Janice has trouble sleeping at night and is considering dropping out of school.
Diagnosis: Social Phobia