MHF Module: Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder
Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet
Read the the following case studies and determine if they are a form of stress, distress, or disorder. In the spaces provided below, indicate which type of disorder is portrayed in each scenario. Justify each response in 100- 200 words.
Stress, Distress, or Disorder
John, a recent college graduate, has been struggeling to find a job for the last 6 months. He was fired from the job he had originally acquired immediately after college due to his inappropriate and negative interactions with his other coworkers. His interviews have also been unsuccessful as he has been exhibiting strange social behavior. John has had many changes in the last six months of his life from graduating college to losing his job. Since graduation he has been exhibiting behavior issues as well as inappropriate and negative actions to other individuals, these actions cost him the job he had acquired after college. John also seems to be having issues adjusting to adulthood and is showing signs of level 5 mental disorder. With this behavior, John is in need of being referred to a program that can assist him in dealing with these issues. The program will help him learn how to act and react properly in situations as well as learning how to work with his stress levels. Paula has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her husband has noticed she is having a hard time remembering where she put things and tends to forget what she was just planning on doing. Paula and her husbands relationship has also been strained as they are both overwhelmed with having an infant in the house. Paula has just had a baby there are many different kinds of stress that go along with a new child. Paula is experiencing level 1-2 mental stress at this time this could be done with all the changes in her family as well as changes in her hormone levels. The level 1-2 level of...
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