DSM IV: Case Study: Dissociative Amnesia

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Register to read the introduction… A clinician would require information over a minimum of a month to diagnose one with schizophrenia but symptoms previously mentioned would be cause for alarm and should be further investigated. Tony did not sleep well and believed he was working as an FBI agent (Axia College, n.d.). When he was questioned by the school dean, it appeared that he would pause as if he were listening to other voices or sounds; this can be classified as hallucinations. Social withdrawal and the lack of personal hygiene are symptoms of negative effects in schizophrenia. The aggressive behavior towards the second professor are signs that Tony was experiencing a little more than simple irritation; in this scenario it is safe to say that Tony was becoming dysfunctional in both his academics and social …show more content…
Although some symptoms can act as a mood disorder like depression, it is not a depressive state that makes Josephine (n.d.) emotionless and non-respondent to criticism, appraisal, humor or other social emotions. The social isolation and preference in solitary activities like playing games while others eat a holiday meal together indicates that Josephine presents a flat affect. However, the dysfunctional aspect of Josephine not being able to keep a job because of her inability to interact with others could possibly be an indication of the onset of a full blown schizophrenia case; stating her case as a schizoid personality disorder premorbid (2000). At present, however, Josephine’s signs and symptoms according to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria is currently a Schizoid Personality Disorder (APA, …show more content…
The obsession of interacting with higher authority figures displays a complete disregard for fellow coworkers, as though they do not deserve his attention. These illusions are a part of a narcissistic personality disorder. Luis (n.d.) displays many symptoms but a clinician may require an evaluation that seeks five symptoms or more before diagnosing Luis with narcissistic personality disorder (APA, 1994). The lack of patience for others (n.d.) is a sign of a lack of empathy, another indicator of the disorder (para. 5). Coworkers describe Luis as taking advantage of others for his own success. All of these descriptions are clear indicators that Luis suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder; he does not have a compassionate nature, he profiles himself as upper management, he associates with others only to benefit himself, he displays an arrogant attitude by boasting achievements and the purchase of material items, and he expects everyone to treat him as though he is a part of upper

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