Psychotic Disorder

Provide an analysis of the case below, including the client’s main symptoms, diagnosis, possible causes of the disorder, and treatment options. Use the course text

and/or a scholarly peer-reviewed journal article to support your diagnosis and explanations of causes.

Brittany is a 26-year-old single Caucasian female. She is a high school graduate and completed 1 year of college. She was raised in an upper-middle-class family where

academic and career success were extremely important, as was their conservative Christian faith. She was the third of five children. Brittany was a good student, hard

working and self-critical. She was shy but had several friends and dated occasionally.
After graduation from high school Brittany went out of state to college. She received passing grades her first year but began to hear voices telling her not to trust

her classmates.  She began to act in bizarre ways and withdrew from people. She often suspected that her classmates wanted to steal her work and that they would switch

their exams with hers.  She also started putting her food in a locked safe when she left her room, to ensure that her roommates would not steal or poison her food. She

was hospitalized at age 19 for 1 month and dropped out of college. In the past 7 years she has been hospitalized 12 times. She has been unable to work.

Discussion 2
In reviewing the variety of psychotherapeutic approaches:
What approach appeals to you most, such as psychodynamic, client-centered, solution focused, behavioral, cognitive behavioral, etc?
What is it about that approach that appeals to you? (i.e. CBT)
What techniques might you utilize when working with potential clients?
What limitations might this approach have when it comes to working with specific populations or diagnoses? (CBT)
Provide your rationale for your responses.
(The approaches that appeals to me the most is Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy= CBT.  Kindly focus on them) .   One page for each discussion question.



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