Generalized Anxiety Disorder Case Study Assignment

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Case Study Assignment# 1: Sara
Part I

Diagnosis: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) [Primary] Major Depressive Disorder Illness Anxiety Disorder
Severity: 3.5-4.0
Addition information: GI symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, dizziness, heart palpitations, headaches, stressful at work, recently married and unfertile.

Part II Using the DSM-V criteria and information from the case study the primary diagnosis that Sara presents is generalized anxiety disorder as well as, secondary diagnosis with major depressive disorder. There are various rationales that support the diagnosis for Sara, our client, who has indicated that she feels depressed most of the day or nearly every day. She also finds it very challenging to keep her emotion in control as she often finds
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Rogers suggested three core conditions for this therapy to work effectively. One, the therapist takes a passive role and gives the client’s thoughts and behaviour the top priority knows as congruence/genuinely. For example, Sara would get a place where her experiences, feelings, thoughts and real self will be given the top priority unlike other psychodynamic therapy. Second, known as unconditional positive regard, a complete and almost absolute acceptance of most of client’s feelings and actions making as few interpretations as possible. For example, Sara would not have to become this ideal self as the therapist will accept her real self or her feeling, choices without any condition of worth. Third, knows as empathy, an understanding/interest by the therapist about the client’s world of meaning and feelings Finally, this will lead Sara to be more straightforward and honest with herself and give her way into her innate capacity of positive self- growth and self-

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