Mental Health Shadow Health Tina Jones Lifespan

Mental Health Shadow Health Tina Jones Lifespan

Tina’s young cousin, who is seven years old, is facing difficulties at school. His teachers have noticed behavior issues, and he struggles to focus. What are your thoughts on what could be causing these problems? What tests or checks would you want to do?

Student’s Answer: Here are some different possibilities for what might be going on with this seven-year-old. To understand better, we could look into his behavior history, how he talks, moves, interacts with others, and learns. It would be helpful to do a hearing test to make sure his hearing is okay, and also a Denver II test to see if he might have any delays in development. We would also follow the DSM-IV criteria, which helps diagnose mental health conditions.

Model Note: Possible causes include hearing issues, ADHD, autism, or other developmental disorders. To get a clearer picture, it’s important to explore his behavior, social interactions, speech, movement, and learning abilities. A hearing test and the Denver II test would help rule out specific concerns. Referring to the DSM-IV criteria can assist in diagnosing any mental health conditions.

Another situation involves Tina’s 80-year-old great aunt, who says she can’t sleep without drinking alcohol before bed. She mentions her husband passed away recently, and her children, who came for the funeral, have since returned home, leaving her alone. What risks do you see here, and how would you plan to help her?

Student’s Answer: It seems like her trouble sleeping might be connected to her husband’s death. Since she lives alone and relies on alcohol to sleep, she’s at risk of becoming dependent on it. Also, because of her age, isolation, and being widowed, she might start having thoughts about harming herself. Plus, she could easily fall and get hurt. To help, we could suggest counseling, medication to help her sleep or feel better, and talk to her about the dangers of using alcohol to sleep.

Model Note: Her insomnia and alcohol use could be linked to depression following her husband’s passing. Depending on alcohol for sleep puts her at risk of dependency, especially considering she lives alone. Her age, isolation, and recent loss increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and accidental falls. Treatment options should include counseling, antidepressants, sleep aids, and education on the risks of alcohol use and importance of good sleep habits.

Mental Health Shadow Health Tina Jones Lifespan

Tina’s seven-year-old cousin is having trouble in school. His teachers complain of behavior problems and he has difficulty concentrating. List your differential diagnosis. What assessments would you perform?

Student Response: xxx are some f the differential diagnoses that can be established for this seven-year-old patient. Behavioral history, verbal, motor, social, and learning problems are some of the assessments that can be used to guide a psychological diagnosis. A hearing test will be conducted to rule out hearing impairment and the Denver II test will also be conducted to rule out developmental delays. The DSM-IV criteria for diagnosing psychiatric conditions will be used to conduct a diagnosis of psychological disorder. Model Note: The differential diagnosis includes hearing impairment, ADHD, autism, and other pervasive developmental disorders. Further assessments should include a history of behavioral, social, verbal, motor, and learning problems to guide a psychological diagnosis, a hearing test to rule out hearing impairment, and Denver II test to rule out developmental delay. The DSM-IV should be consulted for diagnosis of a psychological disorder.

Tina’s 80-year-old great aunt complains that she can’t sleep unless she drinks alcohol before bed. She mentions that her husband died last month. Her children visited for the funeral, but recently returned to their homes out-of-state, leaving Tina’s great aunt alone in her home. What risks might you be concerned about? What would you include in your treatment plan?

Student Response: It is important to understand that xxx which is most likely to be related to the death of her husband. The patient lives alone and the use of alcohol as a sleep aid exposes her to a great risk of alcohol dependence. Additionally, her alcohol use, social isolation, and widowed status exposed this patient to great risk of developing suicidal thoughts and because of her age, he is at great risk of falls that may lead to injuries. the treatment options available for this patient include a counseling referral, sleep-aid medication, antidepressant medication, and a discussion with education on the impacts of alcohol use and the importance of sleep hygiene. Model Note: Her insomnia and alcohol use suggest that she is struggling with depression, most likely related to the death of her husband. Her use of alcohol as a sleep-aid puts her at risk of alcohol-dependence, which is especially unsafe given that she lives alone. Tina’s great aunt’s age, social isolation, alcohol use, and widowed status puts her at a high risk for suicide. She is also at increased risk for falls and injuries. Treatment plans should include a counseling referral, antidepressant medication, a sleep-aid, and a discussion about alcohol use and sleep hygiene.