Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for the client. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention).  Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months.

  • Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis.
  • Discuss other disorders you considered for this diagnosis and eliminated (the differential diagnoses).
  • Describe an evidence-based assessment scale that would assist in ongoing validation of your diagnosis.
  • Recommend a specific intervention and explain why this intervention may be effective in treating the client. 

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