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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