(Answered) NGR 5056C: Discussion #2:

Read the case study posted in the assignments for Module 3 (Mr. J) and answer the following questions regarding the information presented in the study. Provide rationale and evidenced based citations to support responses.

D.3.1:  For Mr. J: What labs and screening tools would be appropriate for this patient? What is the likely diagnosis? What assessment data support your preliminary diagnosis? How will you as the PMHNP separate comorbidity from complications of the current diagnosis?

D.3.2. A number of disorders present with anxiety. Hence, a clear systematic approach should be used when assessing and diagnosing anxiety, stressor-related and trauma disorders. Select a journal article that refers to a clinical example of a specific type of anxiety (social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD) disorder. Discuss the systematic manner in which the anxiety disorder was assessed and the diagnostic reasoning process utilized in ascribing the diagnosis.


In many cases, physicians miss to diagnose specific anxiety disorder when somatic symptoms are reported alongside other depressive signs. However, inaccurate measures are partly attributed to how screening tools are designed to test for significant anxiety disorder. In this case, the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) is an appropriate tool for assessing Mr.J’s condition. According to Gautam, Jain, Gautam, Vahia, and Gautam (2017)., the HAM-A tool is effective in determining GAD and other associated symptoms of this disorder. Since it involves both psychic and somatic anxiety subscale, it is capable of addressing more affective and subjective cognitive components of the anxious experience.Please click the icon below to purchase the full solution at $5