Diagnosis The diagnosis of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), also known as Social Phobia, appears to be the best diagnosis given the client’s symptoms. The client, Diane, shows anxiety and fear of scrutiny through nervous episodes that she said exclusively occurs in social situations, which fits Criterion A for SAD in the DSM-5. The client reportedly fears acting in a way that will be negatively evaluated by other teenagers and adults (i.e. fear of looking stupid when ordering at a restaurant), which fulfills Criterion B for this disorder. The client avoids going places in fear of having to talk to people she is unfamiliar with, fitting Criterion D regarding avoiding social situations out of fear and anxiety.
The most frequent symptom of phobias is panic attack .Some characteristics of panic attack are dry mouth, racing heart, and chest pain(5).Other symptoms of phobia are an upset stomach, dizziness, nausea, and sweating(6). Phobia can lead to serious and dangerous complications ,such as depression, social isolation, suicide, and substance
In addition, she has also exemplified the following symptoms: (A.3) early-morning awakening with the inability to return back to sleep, (B.) the sleep disturbance has caused an impairment in behavioral and social functioning for the client, (C.) has difficulty sleep at least three nights a
When these problems occur on daily basis and interfere with our life, they may indicate a sleeping disorder. Sleep disorder affect our ability to sleep. Depending on the type of disorder, people may have a difficulty falling asleep might feel tired throughout the day. Lack of sleep can have negative impact on our health, energy and behaviour. DYSSOMNIAS It is a type of sleep disorder which causes excessive sleepiness or difficulty in staying or falling asleep.
The physical symptoms include fast heartbeat, an upset stomach, confusion, trouble catching breath, and dizziness. There are a number of common behaviors that people suffering with Social Anxiety Disorder have been known to carry out. These behaviors include refusing to initiate conversation, having trouble entering a room in which people are already seated, leaving a social event and “hiding out” in another area such as a public bathroom, and making excuses for reasons not to attend a social gathering. Although Social Anxiety Disorder is a chronic mental health disorder, there are ways for physiological counselors to help relieve the patient of their symptoms. The idea of social fear has been around since 400 B.C., but Isaac Marks first introduced Social Phobia as a specific physiological disorder in the 1960s.
The level of worthlessness and guilt Helen had was bad that she chose to move out and stay with Matilda. The sixth symptom seen in the movie as mentioned in the DSM-5 is “Recurrent thought of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or s specific plan for committing suicide” (Butcher, Hooley & Mineka, 2014). In the movie, Helen had two attempted suicides, the first was when she tried to stab herself with a knife and the second time by overdosing. Criteria B of Major Depressive Disorder states that “the symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning” (Butcher, Hooley & Mineka, 2014). From the symptoms mentioned above we see that Helen’ social, occupational and other necessary functioning areas of her life were drastically
Speech and language functions are adequate. Patient is alert and compliant. Patient reports no hallucinations. MEDICAL DECISION MAKING AND OTHER DIAGNOSIS Axis I Bipolar 2 disorder, Hypomania and depression Axis II Differed Axis III None Axis
Sleep disturbance is a major complaint among shift workers. Fatigue, poor sleep, difficulty falling asleep, insomnia, wakefulness when trying to sleep, irritability, poor concentration are all symptoms of shift lag syndrome or shift worker syndrome. There has been much research done on the effects of sleep, performance and accidents comparing shift workers with day workers. Shift workers invariably report more sleep disturbance than day workers (Åkerstedt 2003) There is some evidence to suggest that rotating shifts clockwise every 2 weeks are better tolerated. Employees rotating between morning and afternoon shifts have greater sleep difficulties than daytime workers, more difficulties initiating sleep and night or shift workers also have a shorter duration sleep.
these situations may be so frightening that one gets anxious just thinking about them or go to great extremes to avoid people and these things. They have fears of being embarrassed in public, and that people will think badly about them or that they won’t measure up in comparison to others. Even though they probably realize that some of their fears are irrational or maybe even overblown, they still can’t help but feel anxious or nervous. This can all be because you happened to meet new people, got called on in class, were being watch while you’re doing something, and even going on a date with somebody. Some physical and emotional symptoms include flushing, shortness of breath, nausea, trembling or shaking in your hand, racing heart or tightness of the chest, hot flashes, feeling dizzy or fainting, excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday events, worrying for days, weeks, and even months before something big happens, fear of being embarrassed by yourself, and that others will notice that you’re