Gus - 45 year old postal employee

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Juliamills17
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Gus - 45 year old postal employee
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2014-03-02 01:07:22
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Gus is at an out-patient mental health clinic. He claims to have felt constantly depressed since the first grade of school, without a period of "normal" mood for more than a few days at a time.
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  1. Given the information you have, what might be the most reasonable provisional diagnosis?

    a. 300.4 Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
    b. 312.31 Gambling Disorder
    c. 301.82 Avoidant Personality Disorder
    d. 300.23 Social Anxiety Disorder
    e. All of the above
    e. All of the above
  2. What treatment strategies would you recommend?

    A. Psycho-educational groups
    B. a, b. and c.
    C. Activity/task groups
    D. a. and b.
    E. Psycho-dynamic groups
    B. a, b. and c.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Regarding Gus' gambling activity, which risk factor would you as a therapist view as being potentially most life altering:

    A. Potential loss of relationships
    B. Exacerbation/potential development of further mental health conditions
    C. Social isolation
    D. Potential illegal acts
    E. Potential property loss
    B. Exacerbation/potential development of further mental health conditions
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. What curative factors would be the most helpful to initially employ when working with Gus?

    A. Imparting information
    B. Interpersonal learning
    C. Universality
    D. Catharsis
    C. Universality
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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