Mr. TW is a 54-year-old Caucasian. DSM-5 diagnosis is Major Depressive Disorder. Patient admitted for suicidal ideation and depression. Treatment plan is for patient to be discharge in 3-5 days. Patient will link to an outpatient provider and identity temporary housing options. During therapy, patient explores thoughts and feelings about personal relationships, and dealing with conflict. Patient was urged to ask for help and support from treatment team and doctor when feeling depressed.
Patient is diabetes
Taking Metformin 1000mg twice a day for diabetes
Trazodone 100mg at bedtime for sleep
Mirtazapine tablet 15mg at bedtime for depression
Patient receiving individual therapy
Describe the client (without violating HIPAA regulations) and identify any pertinent history or medical information, including prescribed medications.
Using the DSM-5, explain and justify your diagnosis for this client.
Explain whether cognitive behavioral therapy would be effective with this client. Include expected outcomes based on this therapeutic approach. Support your approach with evidence-based literature.
Explain any legal and/or ethical implications related to counseling this client.
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