Case Study

Buddy Jackson Case Study I
Canzata Walker-Daniels
    Nov 10, 2011
Argosy University-Atlanta

Running Head Buddy Jackson Case Study I
Background Information
In 1941 Mr. Jackson was stationed at Pearl Harbor. Mr. Jackson met his wife in 1945 while in the Navy. No information on mother and farther given. After being discharged from the Navy he was a bookkeeper in Philadelphia. Mr. Jackson married and produced three boys. Mr. Jackson has been married fifty years.
Mr. Jackson has been isolated from the boys. Though isolated he was not abusive but had a heavy hand at times. He disappeared on weekends and consumed alcohol but no other drug use. He did not miss a lot of work. Mr. Jackson occasionally went on benders for the weekend was isolated from his son’s. Mr. Jackson did not want to go to Hawaii. Mr. Jackson did not talk about what happened at Pearl Harbor or watched documentary’s that came on television
Presenting Problem
Mr. Jackson was hospitalized a few months after Pearl Harbor. There is a big scrape on the side of his body. Mr. Jackson’s trip to Hawaii was also along the fifty-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Before sleeping Mr. Jackson did a lot of pacing and was restless and agitated while sleeping. Mr. Jackson was withdrawn and quiet and felt the need to take more blood pressure pills. Mr. Jackson wore his flak jacket which is a form of protective clothing to protect against shrapnel injuries. Mr. Jackson seemed unaware of his present surroundings off in his own world isolating himself from all others. He was re-living events from Pearl Harbor having flashbacks.
Diagnosis/Diagnostic Impressions
Utilizing the background information given and the presenting problems, Mr. Jackson presents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Mr. Jackson meets the criteria as defined in the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association [DSM-IV], 2000): the person’s response involved intense fear, helplessness or horror (i.e., the client experiencing the flashback from...