(Answered) NR603 Week 6: Mental Health Clinical Presentation – Part 1

Total Points Possible 60 


For Week 6 of the course there will not be a case study given to you by the faculty. Instead you will be assigned a mental health disorder commonly seen in primary care and you will create a case study based on that disorder. You may create a case study either from a previous clinical patient experience or if you have not had a patient in clinical that represents your assigned topic you may research your disease using the week’s classroom material and the evidence-based literature in the field. The case should be clear and include all elements of a normal case that might be presented in class (subjective, objective, assessment, and full 5 point plan).  The clinical practicum documentation will be helpful for this process, or notes you have taken in clinical regarding cases.  The case should be clear, organized, and meet the following guidelines: 

Week 6 Part One:

This part goes in part one and should begin with subjective and objective data just like we do in your weekly case study discussion. Do not put diagnosis until your peers respond. 

WEEK 6 Part One: The case should lead the class toward the mental health diagnosis assigned to you by your instructor. 

WEEK 6 Part One Specific Guidelines:

If this is an actual patient from clinical- Include their actual chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications, allergies, subjective and objective findings without identifying the patient’s name. 

If this is a fictitious case you’ve created from the literature/readings you should design an example patient and include chief complaint, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, medications and allergies, subjective and objective findings. Be mindful that the background data for the case should bear some relevance to the diagnosis. 

The case should not be overly simple. Like your weekly case studies, it should include subjective data that loosely represents the diagnosis you have been given, but includes some elements of the pathophysiology/presentation of the disease. 

You must include the following elements in part one: subjective: chief complaint/HPI, demographic data, HPI, PMHX, PSHX, subjective and objective findings. 


Leading the discussion in part one:  You must respond to any student who posts regarding your case with a substantial response, either answering their questions or noting their response and acting as leader. You also must respond to any faculty responses to your initial posting. Use references to support your responses. Remember: Your response to your peers is part of where you demonstrate your knowledge of the disease you were assigned. You should be discussing hallmark symptoms, diagnostic tools etc along with discussing the student’s impressions and conclusions.  Once your peers respond you can share the primary diagnosis and treatment plan that actually occurred if it is a live patient, and the ideal treatment plan if it is an invented case. Your treatment plan should address any national guidelines as appropriate for the diagnosis. 



 CC: ” MM has had a series of seizures and had become unresponsive for 20 minutes.

 HPI: MM a 34 y/o  African American male is presented to the emergency department by his wife, who states that he has had a series of seizures and became unresponsive for 20 minutes. MM is married and a father of two who works and works in a logistic company as the manager. Previously, his involvement with illicit drugs was limited to marijuana and alcohol when he was in college. While at the party with friends, one year ago, MM was introduced to nasal inhaling of cocaine and started occasional snorting of cocaine every month. Over the last 5 months, he was introduced to the smoking of freebase cocaine and his use has increased significantly. Over the week he has been having sporadic use of cocaine and takes about 190 grams of cocaine every weekend. His behavior has changed as he has become preoccupied with cocaine spending most of his income on cocaine purchases. ..To access the solution  click the icon below to purchase at $10