Veterans returning from a conflict zone may use recreational substances to moderate strain. The process of returning home can easily add to the strain the veteran is already experiencing from exposure to war trauma. In this Discussion, you diagnose and plan treatment for a veteran.
To prepare: Review the Learning Resources on trauma treatment for veterans, and conduct research in the Walden Library for additional resources on the topic. Then read “The Case of Jake Levy.”
In Jake’s case, the social worker has made several errors that delay Jake’s ability to get substantial help for some time and actually endanger his reaching a positive outcome.
By Day 5
Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for Jake. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention). Keep in mind a diagnosis covers the most recent 12 months.
Explain the diagnosis by matching the symptoms identified in the case to the specific criteria for the diagnosis.
Identify the first area of focus you would address as Jake’s social worker, and explain your specific treatment recommendations. Support your recommendations with research.
Explain how you would manage Jake’s diverse needs, including his co-occurring disorders.
Describe a treatment plan for Jake, including how you would evaluation his treatment.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
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