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What trauma/stress-related disorder is this client experiencing? 

Case Scenario:

A woman is admitted to the adult inpatient behavioral health unit after experiencing flashbacks to her rape that occurred when she was a 12-year-old girl while at her babysitter’s. She was raped by the babysitter’s 15-year-old son and three of his friends. Upon admission, the client is quiet, curled on her side in the fetal position on the bed, and rejecting of others who enter her room, shrinking to the far side of the bed whenever any person opens her door. Her sister, who accompanied her to the hospital, tells you that the client has been like this since a news story appeared last week about a young girl being abducted from a mall and beaten and raped by several teenage boys. The client has not eaten, slept, or gone to work since hearing the news account.

a.  What trauma/stress-related disorder is this client experiencing?

b. What risk factors does she exhibit?

c.  List at least two treatment interventions that are viable options to assist the client at this time.


Read Thoroughly: Familiarize yourself with the case, noting key elements like symptoms, medical history, and social factors affecting the patient.

Research: Conduct scholarly research to better understand the condition presented in the case study. Use at least five peer-reviewed articles to support your analysis.

Ethical Considerations: Examine any ethical considerations associated with the case. For example, consider patient consent, confidentiality, and duty of care.

Reflection: Write a 300-word reflection on what you have learned from this assignment and how it will impact your future practice.

Due Date: The initial post and peer responses are due every Saturday at 11:30 p.m.

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Ensure that all sources are correctly cited and that you have not copied material from other sources unless appropriately cited.


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