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Case 73 Psychiatric Evaluation

Case 73 Psychiatric Evaluation

Conduct a Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation(See template attached) on the patient presented (see case study attachment) using the template provided in the Learning Resources.

Include at least five (5) scholarly resources to support your assessment and diagnostic reasoning.

Case 73


You are asked to see a 69-year-old woman who complains of feeling constantly tired and not enjoying anything including her grandchildren. She sleeps for 8 hours or more but still never feels rested. She finds herself getting increasingly irritable and snappy with her 37-year-old daughter who is now living with her following the breakdown of her marriage. The daughter has two children ages 10 and 12 for whom the patient is having to provide care because her daughter is unable to manage this. The patient is finding the demands of her daughter, grandchildren and husband more and more difficult to cope with. She often forgets what needs to be done. Further questioning reveals that her daughter has agoraphobia and depression. She has no previous history of mental health problems. She has hypertension which is well controlled.

Mental state examination The woman looks tired and much older than her 69 years. She is obese and her dress is rather erratic. She has lots of layers of clothing and seems unaware that she has come in her slippers. She looks tired. Her speech is slow, flat and monosyllabic. She states she feels okay but she looks and sounds low. She does not have any active suicidal ideation but does question whether life is worth living. She feels hopeless about the circumstances she finds herself in. She has no hallucinations or formal thought disorder.