PCN 605 Week 7 Running a Differential
This assignment illustrates the fact that in the clinical setting patients frequently present with psychiatric challenges associated with multiple disorders.
Read the case study of Don and diagnose any pertinent personality, mood (depressive/bipolar), psychotic and substance use disorders. In 500-700-words address the following:
1. Identify the diagnoses Don presents with.
2. Substantiate each diagnosis with the specific criteria listed in the DSM-5.
3. Prioritize the diagnoses as primary, secondary, tertiary, etc. based on your assessment of the clinical picture.
4. Explain you prioritization: why you believe the diagnosis you selected as primary is dominant versus secondary, tertiary, etc.
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