Clinical Vignettes for Diagnostic Purposes


The assignment consists of 5 clinical vignettes for diagnostic purposes. For each vignette, please provide a mutiaxial (Axis I-VI) diagnosis, and include alternate diagnosis that you considered, diagnoses yet to be ruled out. No diagnosis is also an appropriate response. Consider comorbidities. What is important is that you include your reasoning-i.e., why you arrived at the diagnostic decisions. Include symptoms supporting your diagnostic formulation, as well as those that suggested an alternate diagnosis. In other words, make your thinking transparent. Even if you arrive at a wrong answer, if you can demonstrate sound diagnostic reasoning you will receive at least partial credit. Also, provide a brief but specific treatment plan. What evidence-based treatments might you consider? You should be able to answer all questions by referring to your textbook and the DSM-IV-TR. There is no need to consult additional sources. The purpose of this exercise is to increase your familiarity with the DSM. Make sure you use 12pt font, Times New Roman, double check spelling, grammar etca¦ or major points will be deducted.

REQUIRED TEXTS For Answering Questions:

American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition a Text Revision. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.

Maddux, J.E. & Winstead, B.A. (Eds.) (2008). Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding (2nd ed). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


I will provide the 5 clinical vignettes after acceptance of assignment!

You must stay in touch with me at all times. Any questions ask and deadline must be met or the grade will be a ZERO! Must be familiar with case formulation studies and proper write ups for case studies a must!