Abnormal Psychology Case Study: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Fictional case study concerning a victim of sexual assault and the following treatment there of. For a 400-level abnormal psychology class.
From the Paper:"Mia Dawson, a 28 year old professional in graphic design, was an excellent employee. She used to be outgoing and engaging with others, always making new friends. At work she excelled and consistently worked her way through the ranks for regular promotions and raises. Recently however, she had become withdrawn. Rarely visiting with friends and coworkers or leaving her home other than to come to work. Her coworkers became concerned when she had used all of her personal leave time and began slacking on assignments, missing due dates and turning in sloppy work.
"At home, she disliked the feeling of being alone, but also did not want to spend her time with friends or family. Her sleeping was irregular and plagued with nightmares causing her to be tired throughout the day, but she also did not want to leave her bed. While watching films or reading books, something she used to enjoy, she would find herself becoming overwhelmed with images of violence in which she became the victim. She began to feel as if she was going crazy and there was something wrong with her.
"At the urging of her friends and family, she began to see a therapist. Initially, Mia did not want to see a therapist, because she felt she could handle the issues on her own. The problems began suddenly, so she felt they would end suddenly as well. However, when her employers insisted a change must happen or she would be terminated, Mia relented and sought out a therapist and found Dr. Hart. Her first session began three months after the onset of her symptoms."
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