symptomology presented in the case study

It is estimated that more almost 7% of the U.S. population will experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017). This debilitating disorder often interferes with an individual’s ability to function in daily life. Common symptoms of anxiousness and depression frequently lead to behavioral issues, adolescent substance abuse issues, and even physical ailments. For this Assignment, you examine a PTSD video case study and consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with PTSD.

  • View the media Presentation Example: Posttraumatic      Stress Disorder (PTSD) and assess the client in the case study.

Note: To complete this Assignment, you must assess the client, but you are not required to submit a formal comprehensive client assessment.

The Assignment

Succinctly, in 2 pages, address the following:

  • Briefly explain      the neurobiological basis for PTSD illness.
  • Discuss the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD and      relate these criteria to the symptomology presented in the case study.      Does the video case presentation provide sufficient information to derive      a PTSD diagnosis? Justify your reasoning. Do you agree with the other      diagnoses in the case presentation? Why or why not?
  • Discuss one      other psychotherapy treatment option for the client in this case study.      Explain whether your treatment option is considered a “gold standard      treatment” from a clinical practice guideline perspective, and why using      gold standard, evidence-based treatments from clinical practice guidelines      is important for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.

Support your Assignment with specific examples from this week’s media and at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources. Explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Also attach and submit PDFs of the sources you used.