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1. Read the assigned case studies

2. Accurately diagnose the psychological disorder in each study
3. Decide how each therapy would view and treat the disorder
5. Use the textbook, library resources, and the internet as resources
1. Assume the reader has no specific knowledge of psychological disorders and therapies.
2. Use proper MLA style citations
3. Be sure to include your name(s), date, period, and case study numbers
5. Each section should include a heading as shown below: See example at bottom of page
Behavioral Therapies
Cognitive Therapies
Group Therapies
Biological Treatments
Writing Mechanics (proper grammar, proper sentence structure, correct spelling, etc.)
2 References and MLA Citations per Case Study
Accurate Diagnosis
Identify Therapies
- Behavioral Therapies
- Cognitive Therapies
- Group Therapies
- Biological Therapies
Thursday - Introduce Project, Assign Case Studies, and Begin to Analyze
Friday - Start Report, Conduct Research
Weekend - Finish Report
Due Monday @ 11:59 on Schoology (no class time will be devoted to this project)

Mrs. M was first admitted to a state hospital at the age of 38, although since childhood she had
been characterized by moods swings, some of which had been so extreme that they had been
psychotic in degree. At one point she became depressed and asked to return to the hospital
where she had been a patient. She then became overactive and exuberant in spirits and visited
her friends, to whom she outlined her plans for reestablishing different forms of lucrative
businesses. She purchased many clothes, bought furniture, pawned her rings, and wrote
checks without funds. For a period thereafter she was mildly depressed. In a little less than a
year Mrs. M again became overactive, played her radio until late in the night, smoked
excessively, took out insurance on a car that she had not yet bought. Contrary to her usual

habits, she swore frequently and loudly, created a disturbance in a club to which she did not
belong, and instituted divorce proceedings. On the day prior to her second admission to the
hospital she purchased 57 hat
Mr. A, an extremely intelligent, shy, but arrogant 25-year-old man, was a college student and
came for therapy because he had suffered from depression for several years. Although an
exceptionally competent student, he constantly felt unappreciated. He tended to devote his time
in lectures to "giving the teachers and professors a hard time" by criticizing them, and asking
"impossible" questions in order to prove their incompetence and make them embarrass
themselves in public. He described himself as extraordinarily superior with feelings of disdain
and confusion toward people he experienced as different from himself-people who he felt had
lower standards and different values than he. He also described himself as intellectually unique,
stressing his specific theoretical and philosophical perspectives and high academic standards.
He had several close friends among his male peers, but admitted that he experienced severe
problems in relating to young women, had difficulty connecting, and felt shy and insecure. Mr. A
came from a very competitive and successful family background. His father was a famous
lawyer in his early 60s, and Mr. A described having a complicated relationship, with mixed
feelings toward the father. On the one hand he highly admired and idealized his father; on the
other hand he despised the father's demands, values and expectations, and tended to take
every opportunity to protest against him. While he envied his father and fantasized about
becoming as successful, Mr. A also felt inferior, and believed that he would never become as
successful as his father. Often he felt deeply misunderstood by his father. After successfully
graduating from college, Mr. A decided to work as a pizza deliverer, a decision that he
considered to be unusually risky but in line with his "unique approach" to life.
No matter what he is doing, Simba always feels a little tense. The apprehension has no
apparent cause. Even during weekends and vacations, he experiences constant uneasiness.
Paper Structure Example
Name(s)- Evie, Quinn
Period 6
Case Study # 7
Diagnosis and Explanation
A depressed, bipolar and compulsive buying disorder patient because she feels depressed
when she's out of the hospital and has a huge obsession buying things. An example of this is
the furniture, clothes and the 57 purchased hats with writing checks without funds.

Behavioral Therapies
In order to change Mrs. Ms addiction to shopping I will take Mrs M to a shopping center. When
she says that she wants to be something I will explain that it is not necessary for her to buy that
object. If I do this enough it will change her behavior from having to buy item to rethinking to
herself about buying them. To ensure she understands this fully I will go back with her and have
her tell me what objects are necessary and those that arent.
Cognitive Therapies
This will help with Mrs M with her depression. Cognitive therapy helps alter the thought process
behind why Mrs M is feeling depressed and has automatic negative thoughts. I will tell her that
she has a good life and there is no reason to spend her money due to the great things she
already has. By doing this it will change her outlook on life in a more positive view then in a
negative view, to keep her out of depression.
Group Therapies
I will induce Mrs M into a shopaholic therapy session multiple times a week so that she can
listen to other people's stories and learn from their mistakes. The point of group therapies to for
the people who have problems will help each other. I believe this will help Mrs M greatly due to
her having to listen to other people in her situation and helping her realize that she isnt the only
one struggling with it.

Biological Treatments
Since she is struggling with depression and was diagnosed as bipolar we will put her on
antidepressants and mood stabilizers. This will just be used to assist in treatment, but to be
used alone without previous recommended therapies.

Case Study # 28
Diagnosis and Explanation
Narcissistic personality disorder and depression because he thinks very highly of himself due to
the academic achievements he has accomplished but ends up not achieving anything with his
career. He also puts others down which is a characteristic to the narcissistic behavior that Mr A
has. An example of this is by giving his professors a hard time by criticizing them and making
them feel as if they know nothing. According to this disorder leads people to have
terrible relationships, this explains the relationship with his father.

Behavioral Therapies
With Mr. As condition it is important to put him in his place and show him that theres more to
experience in the world. To do this we will announce everytime he puts himself above others

and make him compliment someone else. This will hopefully change his mind to when he thinks
highly of himself he will also think highly of someone else.

Cognitive Therapies
If I were to use cognitive therapy with Mr. A, I would first have him learn the identity of the
negative and unhealthy beliefs and replace those beliefs with healthy positive ones. i will
present myself as a guideline in order to shape Mr. As thought process

Group Therapies
In a group setting the goal is to get other people to compliment each other in order to make
everyone know they are not superior to everyone else. It teaches them how to relate better with
people, listening skills, learn about others feelings and how to offer support. When put in a
group setting Mr. A has opportunities to work on experiencing feelings towards people and
working on emotions.
Biological Treatments
Unfortunately I am unable to treat Mr. As narcissistic behavior due to the lack of medication that
there is for that personality disorder. I am able to treat his depression with antidepressants
(citalopram). I am also able to give Me. A antipsychotics or mood stabilizers such as risperidone
or lamotrigine. Although this will not cure his disease it will help him manage day to day life.
Case Study #40
Diagnosis and Explanation
Simba has general anxiety disorder which causes a constant feeling of uneasiness and tension.
No matter his surroundings Simba will always feel unsafe in his surroundings although there is
reason for his concern. By definition general anxiety disorder, GAD, is characterized by
persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things.

Behavioral Therapies
To treat Simbas GAD we need to put him in scenarios that he has formally reported causing
him anxiety and show him there is nothing to be anxious about. For instance if walking down the
street caused him anxiety because he believed someone was following him, we would walk
down the street together while holding up a mirror to prove that no one is there. Establishing this
sense of constantly knowing what's going on around him will allow him to relax instead of feeling
Cognitive Therapies
While the behavioral therapy will help we also need to try and rewire his brain to ensure
maximum results. To do this we need to discuss things that cause him anxiety and instead of

having a anxious and sad response we want a neutral or even happy response. In order to this
we have to identify the negative thoughts and then question the evidence behind it; if the
evidence is weak or nonexistent then we need to replace those thoughts with positive ones.
This will take practice to eventually become a habit.

Group Therapies
It is also important to get Simba in group therapy to ensure that other people are going through
the same thing. This will allow him to be more at ease with his disease and hopefully he will
befriend other patients so they encourage each other.

Biological Treatments
Although therapy helps more because it treats more than just symptoms sometimes medication
is needed. Medication that treats anxiety includes Diazepam and Lorazepam, which are better
for short term use, and Tricyclic antidepressants, which are better for long term use. While I
would prefer Simba to be on the short term antidepressants, and want him to start on them, if
needed he can be prescribed tricyclic antidepressants.

References (In MLA format)

Feature, Matthew. "Cognitive Therapy Treatment for Depression: Techniques &
Benefits." WebMD. WebMD. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
Dr. James Wirth of the Ohio State University psychology notes 1100

"Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Care Guide." Narcissistic Personality

Disorder - Care Guide. 2000. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.
"Psych Central: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment." Psych
Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
"Therapy for Anxiety Disorders." : Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches. Web. 14
Dec. 2015.
"Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) | Anxiety and Depression Association of
America, ADAA." Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) | Anxiety and Depression
Association of America, ADAA. 2015. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.