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Case Study 17:

Diagnoses: Histrionic Personality Disorder. As she shows the symptoms such as: being overly
dramatic and emotional, quickly changing emotions, constantly seeking reassuring and
approval, mood swings and feeling emotionally unstable with extreme high and lows.
Treatment: Talk therapy helps improve interpersonal relationships and teaches them decreases
the display of excessively dramatic behavior. Medication is not recommended to help treat HPD
unless another disorder is present. An alternate form of treatment can is meditation, which can
help those affected relax during an expression of dramatic or emotional behavior.
Behavioral Therapies: Employs assertiveness training to teach those suffering from HPD to
cope using their own resources. THey also use response cost in order to decrease the
excessively dramatic behavior. Response cost is a behavioral technique that used by removing
a stimulus from a patient's environment so that the response that directly precedes that removal
is weakened. Other methods that is used are modeling and behavioral rehearsal, both of which
shows them the effect of their behavior has on people in a work or professional setting.
Cognitive Therapies: Not encouraged because people with histrionic personality disorder often
have difficulties examining unconscious motivations and their own thoughts to a degree where it
is helpful. Helping to examine interactions from a more objective point of view and emphasizing
alternative explanations for behavior is likely to be more effective. Examining and clarifying a
patient's emotions is also important a component of therapy.
Group Therapies: Are encouraged in order to people to work on their interpersonal skills in order
to fit in better and to be less prone to a display of excessive emotion. A discovered therapy
within this is family therapy, in which family therapists help to employ behavioral contracts to
Biological Treatments: Medication and pharmacotherapy are not recommended for a long-term
solution and are suggested for only antidepressants rather than any specific drugs.
Works Cited:
Berger, Fred K. "Histrionic Personality Disorder." MedlinePlus. American Accreditation
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Bockian, Neil, Ph.D., and Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., Ph.D. The Personality Disorders Treatment
Planner. New York: Wiley, 2001.
Grohol, John M. "Histrionic Personality Disorder Treatments." Psychology Central. N.p., 21 Nov.
2012. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.
Widiger Thomas. "Histrionic Personality Disorder." Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. Advameg
Inc., 13 Apr. 2011. Web. 12 Dec. 2015.

Case study 19;

Diagnosis: I believe that the thirty four year old woman has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(OCD). The reason I believe this is because she feels the need to check everything multiple
times. Its hard for her to control her thoughts because she frequently has her mind upsetting
thoughts. The last main reason I believe she has OCD is because social embarrassment
causes her to avoid a normal routine.
Behavioral Therapies :Psychotherapy is best way to treat her. It teaches her different ways
of thinking, behaving, and reacting to situations ("Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.")
Cognitive Therapies: Role play, try and teach her that she doesnt have to check it every time.
start different interventions to see if it works and observe to see which is the best.
Group Therapies: Group can just be as effective as individual treatment. I found that it is just as
cost effective. Just as people dont want to go to the gym by themselves, people with OCD have
the same problem they would rather go with other people.
Biological Treatments: I would prescribe her medication. It would be anti-anxiety this would start
helping right away, but with antidepressant it would take up to 10 weeks to start working
work cited:
"Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder." NIMH. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
"Cognitive Therapy for OCD." Cognitive Behavioral Psychologists of New Jersey. N.p., n.d.
Web. 13 Dec. 2015.
Case study 21;

Diagnosis: I believe that Mike has OCD because he has the excessive need for perfection and
he has to check thing multiple times. I also believe that he has Necrophobia because he scared
to kill things and scared of death.
Behavioral Therapies : Exposure and Response Prevention is a another method used to treat
OCD, commonly done by a licensed mental health professional. During this treatment the
patient visits with their therapist and will try to regulate their responses to certain stimuli in order
to gain control over their impulses.
Cognitive Therapies: I would send him to a therapist to work on his disorder and be able to
drive with checking if he hit someone.

Group Therapies: Attending therapy in a group helps the afflicted by offering support and
decreasing feelings of isolation. Additionally any family therapy is encouraged to offer more help
from people close to the patient, helping them to cope.
Biological Treatments: I would give him medication to chemically balance out those extreme
fears. I would give him anti-anxiety and or anti-depression drug.
Work cited:
"Necrophobia: Fear of Dead Things." Phobia Fears. N.p., 26 Sept. 2012. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.
"Drugs and Medication." CTRN. N.p., n.d. Web.
Robinson, Lawrence, and Jeanne Segal. "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)." Help
Guide. N.p., 5 Aug. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.