Psychological Disorder Analysis

Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who came into the mental health clinic with a variety of symptoms. These symptoms seem to be causing her acute physical and mental suffering, which impairs her level of functioning on daily. During Marla’s initial visit she complained of vague symptoms that included trouble sleeping, feeling anxious all the time, and not being able to concentrate (Axia College, 2007). Marla believes that these symptoms are the cause for her decreased performance at work. A concern about losing her job because of these symptoms is what has led her to this office today.
After talking with Marla, this clinician believes that the symptoms presented require further analysis to reach a diagnosis. Although these symptoms do meet the same criteria as multiple diagnoses such as major depression, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and post traumatic stress disorder. All these must be ruled out. With the information that Marla has given me thus far I would suspect that she was suffering from either Dysthymic Disorder or Major Depression. After a full assessment is completed I will be more able to diagnose her condition. After I make my final diagnosis and decide on the best treatment, I will explain all the results to Marla and her family. I will then discuss an effective treatment plan that will help Marla to return to her everyday life with little or no symptoms.      
Clinical Interview Questions:
1.) What brings you here today?
2.) What can you tell me about your current medical condition? Are you presently taking any medications?
3.) When is the last time you remember being happy? Do you remember anything that may have happened to cause you to feel this way?
4.) Are married or in a relationship? Any problems? Do you have children?
5.) Do you work? What kind of work do you do? How about your husband/partner?
6.) What kinds of things do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
7.) How was life growing up? Did you have any siblings?
8.) Are...