Assignment: Adjustment Disorder

Assignment: Adjustment Disorder
Assignment: Adjustment Disorder
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· Explain the difference between an adjustment disorder and anxiety disorder. Provide examples to illustrate your rationale.

· Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned anxiety disorder. Which is “Generalized Anxiety Disorder”

· Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned anxiety disorder. Which is “Generalized Anxiety Disorder”

· Compare differential diagnostic features of anxiety disorder

· Support your rationale with recent references (<5yrs) to the Learning Resources or other academic resource. Learning Resources Required Readings Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. · Chapter 9, “Anxiety Disorders” (pp. 387–417) · Chapter 11, “Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders” (pp. 437–451) Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications. · Chapter 16, “Panic Disorder” · Chapter 18, “Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)” · Chapter 19, “Generalized Anxiety Disorder” · Chapter 20, “Specific Phobia”. American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. · “Anxiety Disorders” · “Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders” Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. To access information on specific medications, click on The Prescriber’s Guide, 5th Ed. tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate medication.

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