Making a Differential Diagnosis Week 5 Discussion


Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please read Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step
by Step in DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and review the same case study you used
to write your Weeks One and Two discussion forums and Week Three Assignment.
For this assignment, you will create a differential diagnosis for the patient in your chosen case.
This assignment continues the work you started in the Weeks One and Two discussion forums
and the Week Three assignment. Be sure to follow the instructions in Chapter 1: Differential
Diagnosis Step by Step when creating your differential diagnosis. Your assignment must include
the following:
 Recommend a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, presenting problems, and
history.
 Assess the validity of your diagnosis using a sociocultural perspective.
 Compare at least one evidence-based and one non-evidence-based treatment option for the
diagnosis. Research a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources to support your choices.
 Propose and provide an explanation for a minimum of two historical perspectives and two
theoretical orientations that are inappropriate alternates for the conceptualizations in this
case.

Making a Differential Diagnosis Week 5 Discussion


Prior to beginning work on this assignment, please read Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step
by Step in DSM-5: Handbook of Differential Diagnosis and review the same case study you used
to write your Weeks One and Two discussion forums and Week Three Assignment.
For this assignment, you will create a differential diagnosis for the patient in your chosen case.
This assignment continues the work you started in the Weeks One and Two discussion forums
and the Week Three assignment. Be sure to follow the instructions in Chapter 1: Differential
Diagnosis Step by Step when creating your differential diagnosis. Your assignment must include
the following:
 Recommend a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, presenting problems, and
history.
 Assess the validity of your diagnosis using a sociocultural perspective.
 Compare at least one evidence-based and one non-evidence-based treatment option for the
diagnosis. Research a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources to support your choices.
 Propose and provide an explanation for a minimum of two historical perspectives and two
theoretical orientations that are inappropriate alternates for the conceptualizations in this
case.

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