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A Psychosocial Assessment
A psychosocial assessment of an individual using the DSM-IV-TR.
# 153871 | 2,663 words | 4 sources | APA | 2014 | US
Published on May 25, 2014 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Case Studies) , Psychology (General)

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This paper explores the psychosocial assessment of Jabari Littlejohn, a 28 year old single, African-American male. In the first section of this paper, the author provides a psychosocial assessment of the patient. In the second section, the author presents a theoretical analysis of this patient, including his strengths and weaknesses. In the third section of the paper, the author discusses a treatment plan and presents conclusions.

Section 1: Psychosocial Assessment
Section 2: Theoretical Analysis
Section 3: Treatment/Plan

From the Paper:

"Jabari Littlejohn is a 28 year old single, African American, male from Long Island, New York, and has been living in Matawan, New Jersey, for the last two years. He moved there after living with his mother for 26 years in the family home in Long Island, New York. His mother Ms. King felt their relationship was unhealthy, because it was extremely co-dependent. Mr. Littlejohn is a lower class individual with an annual income of $8,520 he receives from SSI. His sexual orientation is bi-sexual. Mr. Littlejohn is Baptist; however, he does not attend church. His psychiatrist Dr. Nagaredby has diagnosed him as Schizophrenia NOS. He is also morbidlyobese; however, Mr. Littlejohn does not have any other health issues. This assessment interview took place on November 4th, 2013 at the Pearl Evening Program in Matawan, New Jersey. His mother Ms. King, intake counselor Mr. Thomas Davison and intern Judy Dixon were present for Mr. Littlejohn's psychosocial assessment.
"Mr. Littlejohn was referred to the Pearl Evening Program by one of the counselors at Bayshore Community Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital for evaluation after having suicidal thoughts and cutting himself on his penis. Additional medication was added to his treatment therapy and he was given extra counseling with a psychiatrist at the hospital.Upon further evaluation and discussions with Mr. Littlejohn concerning the breakdown, it was determined inactivity was part of the source of the problem."

Sample of Sources Used:

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A Psychosocial Assessment (2014, May 25) Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/a-psychosocial-assessment-153871/

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