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Psychological Disorder Analysis

1779 words - 8 pages

Psychological Disorder Analysis
Jamelle Martin
Psy 270
December 2, 2012
Miles Castle

The subject matter of this psychological disorder analysis is Marla. She is a forty-two old Hispanic female who came to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant. Marla has been suffering with various symptoms for a long time and I feel that further questioning must be done in order to get an accurate reading of her symptoms and to determine what her disorder is along with a cause and treatment plan. The initial ...view middle of the document...

During this transition with her problems she has not been able to comply with anything that she used to do on a normal basis. Marla states that as an accountant you have to be at your full capacity and with this lack of concentration and sleep, she knew was time to seek professional help.
3. Has anything traumatic happened in your life recently to cause these symptoms?
Marla states that nothing traumatic has really happened except life. She states that she is a mother of two, a wife, and she has flourishing career, all of which demand a lot of her. She states that in the real world most people do not have a cook and a maid. She is an average individual and between her and her husband, they have to do everything. Marla has not been able to attend a lot of activities for her children lately and it makes her upset because she does not feel she is being a good mother. Her job is very demanding and the accounting firm is flourishing. Although money is very important to her family to live an average life, Marla started to feel that she has to choose between her family and her job sometimes. Marla believes that most of her stress is coming from everyday life. She wants to learn how to manage life in a more productive way, so that her family and job benefits from her.
4. Could you please describe the character that you exhibit on a daily basis?
Marla states that the character that she exhibits on a daily basis is a wholesome, trustworthy, hard-working individual who takes pride in what she does every day. She is also a mother who wants only the best for children and is interested in keeping her husband happy also. Marla states that she is the type of person who always goes above and beyond her expectations to make everyone except herself.
5. What makes you happy in your current life?
Marla states that she is not happy most times. She is hopeful that by her hard work and dedication in all that she does that she will ultimately be happy. She is happy for her loving family and her wonderful husband. Marla also states that she is happy of her accomplishments in her life thusfar.
6. What makes you unhappy in your current life?
Marla states that what makes her unhappy in her current life is the fact that her time is limited with her family and friends. The fact that she is always fatigued makes her unhappy. Marla wants to be successful at her job but she knows that she is given up a lot of time to do it. Marla states that she has to find a balance between family and friends and work so that she will become a better-rounded individual.
7. Describe your relationship with your husband?
Marla states that she finds her husband to be a wonderful man. She states that he helps out tremendously within the household because she is always at work. Marla's husband owns his own business and is therefore able to adjust his schedule to meet the family needs more often than she is able to. Marla states that also her husband does get frustrated sometimes with...

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