Review the Case Study of Ben, Part 1. Use the Case Study Response Guide to guide your analysis of how you might apply the DSM-5 to diagnose Ben’s condition.
For your initial post in this discussion, though, rather than providing a diagnosis, submit your responses to these questions:
- What diagnostic possibilities does Ben’s case present?
- What have you read in the case history so far that presents these possibilities for you?
- What kind of questions you might ask to evaluate each diagnostic possibility? You must consider at least two, but no more than three, diagnostic possibilities, and develop a series of questions to interview for each possibility.
- What possible answers would lead you toward or away from each of your possibilities?
- What further information and referrals would you want to clarify Ben’s diagnosis?
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