Module 7 Discussion – SA

Module 7 Discussion – SA

Module 7 Discussion - SA

Module 7 Discussion

 

 

Case Study: Jax

Purpose:

Analyze and apply critical thinking skills in the psychopathology of mental health patients and provide treatment and health promotion while applying evidence-based research.

Scenario:

Jax is a 66-year-old Caucasian female whose wife has encouraged her to seek treatment. She has never been in therapy before, and has no history of depression or anxiety. However, her alcohol use has recently been getting in the way of her marriage, and interfering with her newly-retired life. She describes drinking increasing amounts over the last year, currently consuming approximately a six-pack of beer per day. She notes that this amount “doesn’t give me the same buzz as it used to.” She denies ever experiencing “the shakes” or any other withdrawal symptoms if she skips a day of drinking.

Jax comments that her wife is her biggest motivation to decrease her alcohol use. She tells Jax that she gets argumentative and irritable when she drinks, though she does not always remember these incidents. She has also fallen while intoxicated twice, causing bruises both times and hitting her head on one of the occasions.

Questions:

Remember to answer these questions from your textbooks and NP guidelines. At all times, explain your answers. 

  1. Describe the presenting problems/issues. Is there any information that was not provided that you would need to formulate a diagnosis?
  2. Generate a primary and differential diagnosis using the DSM5 and ICD 10 codes.
  3. What physiological and psychological processes lead to substance dependence?

Submission Instructions:

  • Your initial post should be at least 500 words, formatted and cited in current APA style with support from at least 2 academic sources. Your initial post is worth 8 points.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers by extending, refuting/correcting, or adding additional nuance to their posts. Your reply posts are worth 2 points (1 point per response.) 
  • All replies must be constructive and use literature where possible.
  • Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on the posts of two classmates by 11:59 PM ET Sunday.
  • Late work policies, expectations regarding proper citations, acceptable means of responding to peer feedback, and other expectations are at the discretion of the instructor.
  • You can expect feedback from the instructor within 48 to 72 hours from the Sunday due date.
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Grading Rubric

Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Discussion RubricCriteriaRatingsPoints

Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and Concepts

Distinguished – 4 points Post is substantively accurate. Identifies and demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Provides exceptional and thought-provoking analysis that directly addresses details and/or examples of the main topic.

Excellent – 3 points Post is mostly related to the topic. Demonstrates understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. It provides some supporting details and/or examples. Analyses not as clear as they could be.

Fair – 1-2 points Demonstrates limited understanding of most of the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. No details and/or examples are given.

Poor – 0 pointsPost is off-topic, incorrect and/or irrelevant to the issues, problems, and concepts surrounding the assignment. Analyses are not well organized or clear.

4 points

APA Formatting Guidelines

Distinguished – 2 points The reference page contains at least the required current scholarly academic reference and text reference. Follows APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations.

Excellent – 1 pointThe reference page contains one current scholarly academic resource and text reference. Follows most APA guidelines of components: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations.

Fair – 0.5 pointsThe reference page contains one current or outdated scholarly academic resource. Many errors of APA guidelines: double space, 12 pt. font, abstract, level headings, hanging indent, and in-text citations.

Poor – 0 points The reference page contains no current scholarly academic resources, only internet web pages, or no reference page. Lack of APA guidelines for references provided or in-text citations.

2 points

Writing Mechanics

Distinguished – 2 points Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed; spelling is correct.

Excellent – 1 pointFew grammatical errors, but sentences could be clearer and more precise.

Fair – 0.5 pointsThe paper contains a few grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

Poor – 0 points The paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.

2 points

Response to Posts of Peers

Distinguished – 2 points Constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal to each.

Fair – 1 point Constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded, or provided a rebuttal.

Poor – 0 points Provided no response to a peer’s post.

 

2 points

Total Points 

10

 

 
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