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Case Study Teen Depression

Case Study Teen Depression Thomas was a 16-year-old boy who was in his final year of secondary school. This was an important year for him and his family. His family had spent a lot of money on his private schooling. They were all hoping that Thomas would go to medical school and become a doctor. But […]

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Clinical Depression Case Study

Clinical Depression Case Study Luisa was a 12-year-old girl who was one of the clever students in her class. However, recently she had become less friendly. While she once used to play games in the lunch break, she now spent her time sitting alone in the classroom. Clinical Depression Case Study Her friends tried to get her involved, […]

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dementias impact on patients:one case

IMPACT of dementia ON THE INDIVIDUAL’S LIFE dementias impact on patients:one case. Mr Owen was 74 years old. For as long as he could remember, he had been a perfectionist, with a keen eye for detail. He began to notice that he was unable to recall why he had entered a room. After making light […]

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alzheimer’s disease case study

Mrs Graham, 87, was a mother of nine and had many grandchildren. Being a mother was her identity and what gave her purpose. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She could no longer carry out tasks independently and needed to be cared for throughout the day. She attended a day centre but did not engage […]

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frontotemporal lobe dementia case study

Mrs Collins was 63 when she was diagnosed with ‘probable’ Pick’s disease. She was a widow and had four adult children, all of whom worked in the small town in which they lived. Although private, she was sociable and involved in the community. The family became concerned when her behaviour and language changed. She became […]

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Case study on substance misuse: Joan for old people

Case study on substance misuse: Joan for old people The following case study highlights some of the issues to consider when an older person has a drink problem. Joan was a sprightly 74-year-old Scottish woman who had lived in London for many years. She approached the substance misuse service for help with her drinking, but […]

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substance misuse case study: Ray

substance misuse case study: Ray To illustrate some of the treatment interventions, which can be used with people with a dual diagnosis, Ray’s case is considered further. Ray was referred to the substance misuse team from an inpatient psychiatric ward where he had been admitted following a deterioration in his mental state. This had stabilized […]

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Case study about substance misuse: Ken

Case study about substance misuse: Ken Ken has an alcohol problem and a severe depressive disorder for which he has regular contact with his community mental health nurse (CMHN) and consultant psychiatrist. Ken decided that he wanted to stop drinking so was referred to the substance misuse team. The substance misuse nurse obtained detailed information […]

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case study on bulimia nervosa

bulimia nervosa Jane is 21 years old. She is just completing her three years at university, whereshe is studying fashion and design. She is expected to achieve a first-classhonours degree and is concerned that her work will not be good enough toachieve this grade. She recently became concerned regarding her weight due to commentsmade to […]

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anorexia nervosa case study

Anna is 13 years old. She is the middle child of three siblings. She is intelligent,sensitive and particularly enjoys cooking for her family and friends. She has a caring nature and, like her mother, is described as a ‘perfectionist’. Annahas a small circle of very close friends. They all enjoy shopping togetherfor the latest fashions […]

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