Demonstrates an understanding of DSM-V criteria of Panic Disorder as exhibited in case study)-(1 00-150 words)

Demonstrates an understanding of DSM-V criteria of Panic Disorder as exhibited in case study)-(1 00-150 words)

Case Study

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Case Study

Carol 35 year old female who has presented to accident and emergency brought in by ambulance
after collapsing at

the local supermarket complaining of chest pain.

She presents with red flushed face, increased respirations, hervital sign results are as

follows: T,

36.8, P, 90, BP, 135,80, O2 Saturation 99%. Ambulance officer stated she had become hysterical at
the shopping centre and

needed to be reassured quite a bit before they could transport herto the

hosphal

Carol was accompanied to hospital by two friends who

stated,”She hasn’t been herse ffor a while.

She had a lot of sick leave lately and her boss is threatening to fire her.”

When

asked about her family and childhood; Carol states”Dad used to drink a lot and would verbally
abuse me and my mother. My childhood was

a bit stressful. When my Mum finally had enough of my

father, she left. She left me with dad, cause I didn’t want to move schools,l

felt abandoned”

On further questioning Carol stated ”I am just like my mother, she used to worry lot as well”. Carol
also reveals

to you that when she was about25 she had a relationship break-up and became very

down and stayed in bed for a few days. When asked about

her job she said it all relatesto the trains,

as she findsthe traveling to work really stressful. Some days she feels like the train

will crash. She

also states some days she has an overwhelming urge to jump offthe train while it is moving. When
she is not on the

train she is anxious, worried and thinking aboutthe next day’strav el.

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