The Five-Axis Diagnosis
Axis I- 308.3-Acute stress disorder
Rationale; her body was displaying stress symptoms; she trembled and felt coldness in her hands when she watched her father die.
311 Depressive disorder
Rationale: She displayed depressed mood and the therapist reports that she was depressed
309.21 Separation anxiety disorder
Rationale: she felt depressed, lonely and hopeless because death of her father separated her from the father
Axis II-301.0 Paranoid personality disorder
Rationale-She has had conflicts with the father over her future career and perceives the father as being rejecting and emotionally cold
She is quite unforgiving because since she crossed paths with her father, she had never forgiven him
Axis III- No medical condition
Axis-IV 310.1 Post-traumatic stress disorder
Rationale-After the loss of her father, she felt confused and unable to cope with the loss.
Axis V: GAF 55; GARF 50; SOFAS 55
Axis I 302.84 Sexual sadism
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