Ms. Neighbors is a 25 year pristine, unmarried, inactive African American mother who was evaluated in the contingency character succeeding her sister observed that her comportment had grace increasingly bizarre and her exertion manners abnormal. She had no former psychiatric narrative.
Ms. Neighbors obsolete her function 3 months past and had grace increasingly preoccupied with her neighbors who she felt were prickly her by “accessing” her designs and then repeating them to her. She admitted to tenderness “stressed” gone she obsolete her function.
She presented as poised, captivating and appeared wholly usual which surprised her evaluators succeeding they had interpret her entrance complaints. She had no instinct as to why she was being evaluated. She spoiled temper restlessness and spoiled having any psychotic symptoms. When asked if anyone could interpret her spirit, she replied, “Yes, it happens whole the spell,” and descriptive how when she was planning her dinner in still, she heard her neighbors reciting her menu quenched on the street. She claimed that everyone open telepathic powers in childhood and she had reasonable grace apprised of hers. She was so overturn that her neighbors were dubious of her and assertion that “You’re no good” and “You bear to permission.” She admitted to thinking abquenched having a “contract” establish quenched to “eliminate” the neighbors.
The enduring was medicated and her beliefs abquenched design broadcasting remitted. Within 2 months she was assiduous and tenderness polite.
What is her speciality?
What are the symptoms that helped you gain this speciality? What sign criteria do they report to?
What are couple other feasible diagnoses and why did you referable pick-out them?
Discuss the role of genetics in this condition.
What is her prognosis?
READ: Chapter 13 (B & D); (Delusional , Brief Psychotic Disorders)
Book: Barlow, David H., and Duran, D.V.Mark (2015). Abusual Psychology: An Integrative Approach (7th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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