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-TR diagnostic criteria for each differential diagnosis and explain what DSM-5-TR 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.).
Name: Harold Brown
Age:60 years old
T- 98.8 P- 74 R 18 134/70 Ht 5’10 Wt 170lbs
Has bachelor’s degree in engineering. He dates casually, never married, no children. Has one
younger brother. Sleeps 7 hours, appetite good. Denied legal issues; MOCA 28/30 difficulty with
attention and delayed recall; ASRS-5 21/24; denied hx of drug use; enjoys one scotch drink on
the weekends with a cigar. Allergies Dilaudid; history HTN blood pressure controlled with
Cozaar 100mg daily, angina prescribed ASA 81mg po daily, valsartan 80mg daily.
Hypertriglyceridemia prescribed fenofibrate 160mg daily, has BPH prescribed tamsulosin 0.4mg