Assessing patients with symptoms related to the disorders you are exploring this week pose some particular challenges for which the PMHNP should be prepared. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders may involve aggressive outbursts, anger, deceitfulness, and unpredictability. Eliciting the needed interview and history data requires special care, self-control, and deliberateness on the part of the clinician. Several structured or semi-structured clinical interview tools exist for patients and, in the case of minors, for parents as well.
For this Assignment, you will be assigned to a case study by your Instructor and will need to complete a Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation on the patient in the case. The case will be related to any of the disruptive, impulse-control, conduct, dissociative, or somatic symptom-related disorders.
NRNP/PRAC 6635 Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template
CC (chief complaint):
Past Psychiatric History:
· General Statement:
· Caregivers (if applicable):
· Medication trials:
· Psychotherapy or Previous Psychiatric Diagnosis:
Substance Current Use and History:
Family Psychiatric/Substance Use History:
· Current Medications:
Physical exam: if applicable
Mental Status Examination:
Complete and submit your Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation, including your differential diagnosis and critical-thinking process to formulate primary diagnosis.
Incorporate the following into your responses in the template: