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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 2 months ago

DSM5 Vignette HELP?

A young man, George, with red chapped hands is referred to you by the college counseling center psychiatrist. The psychiatrist has prescribed medication and hopes that you will help with a therapy plan. George reports that he has to wash his hands after touching any object which has fallen to the floor. It is getting worse and he now has to ask his college roommate to pick-up anything on the floor of their room. He gets along well with his roommate, but the roommate is at the point of asking for a room change. Other students are also now aware of the problem and George feels increasingly uncomfortable around the dorm. George tells you that the floor is covered with germs and that if he picks up an object from the floor he will undoubtedly become sick. You are thinking of a diagnosis of:

A. Delusional disorder, somatic type.

B. Illness anxiety disorder.

C. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, with absent insight.

D. Obsessive-compulsive Personality Disorder., with fair insight.

E. Generalized anxiety disorder.

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  • 2 months ago

    You'd never get the name on any medical records like that. It would be addressed as "the patient."

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