Psychological Disorder Analysis

The following paper will analyze the case and diagnose one specific disorder of the patient called Maria. Maria is a 42-year-old Hispanic female is complaining of trouble sleeping, feeling jumpy most the time, and the inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, in which she is an accountant.
  There are questions that need to be asked in order for the psychologist to get a better understanding of Maria and her background. This can be considered a case study. A case study will help the physician make a clear and precise diagnosis. Maria’s answers to the questions will help the psychologist diagnose Maria and help her find a treatment that suits her best.
  1. Finding more about Maria and her day-to-day habits
  2. Is there anything happening in life right now that is influencing your thoughts and/or feelings?
  3. Does she have a support group at home or at work?
  4. What is her current relationship status?
  5. What is the most important thing in their life?
  6. Have there been any major changes in their life?
  7. How was your childhood growing up?
  8. How is she feeling about herself?
  9. What does she like to do for fun?
  10. How is her relationship with her parents and/or siblings?

  After hearing Maria’s answers the psychologist should be able to help diagnose Maria according to the criteria set by the DSM-IV.
  The DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition) is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association that covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults (Heffner Media Group, 1999-2003). Psychiatrists use this manual to help understand a patients illness and to figure out a diagnosis and treatment plan. The DSM uses a multidimensional approach and contains five dimensions which are called Axis.
Axis I: Clinical Syndromes
Clinical syndromes are what are used as the diagnosis
Axis II: Development and Personality Disorders  ...