Case Study Paper – Online

Review the vignette on Juan in the attached document, “Juan Case Study.”  Write a paper in 1,200-1,500 words addressing the following:

  1. Based on this vignette and in alignment with the current DSM diagnostic codes, what is the best diagnosis for Juan? Share specific elements of the case study that helped you form this diagnosis.
  2. Based on Juan’s case history and presentation, what symptoms is he experiencing, and why are these symptoms considered dysfunctional (pathological)? Consider cultural factors using the sociocultural psychological model (school of thought) and explain how factors within this model play a role in the development of the symptoms.
  3. Identify the causes of and treatment options for substance related disorders.
  4. Develop a treatment plan for Juan.

Use the GCU Library databases and include two to three peer-reviewed, scholarly sources from the GCU library to support your claims. In addition to the scholarly resources from the library, you can include past classroom materials, your textbook, and credible internet-based sources (.org, .edu, .mil, .gov).

 Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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