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Li Chen is a 43-year-old married Chinese-American woman who comes for an evaluation for anxiety-related symptoms. She presents with excessive worry that she finds challenging to control and complaints of irritability, muscle tension, and difficulty falling asleep. She reports the anxiety symptoms are causing her difficulty caring for her two children. She reports she has developed a fear of driving her car, which has limited her ability to shop, take her children to school, and her ability to see her family who live 20 minutes away. She tells you that every time she tries to drive, she experiences a feeling of extreme dread. Her last menstrual period was 3 weeks ago. She reports a history high blood pressure for which she takes Lisinopril 20 mg daily. She is 5 4 and 110 pounds.
Answer the following questions from your perspective as her psychiatric nurse practitioner, in a paper no longer than two double-spaced pages (not including the reference page), in APA format.
-Identify one screening tool you could use when evaluating Li.
-Articulate one DSM-5 diagnosis and at least one differential diagnosis for Li.
-What interviewing techniques would be best used for Li?
-Identify a pharmacologic evidence-based intervention that could be used to treat these symptoms.
-Identify whether exposure therapy would be helpful for Li. Provide evidence to support your decision. If you think it would not be helpful, provide evidence for another psychotherapeutic intervention that would be.
-Identify what lab work you would order for Li. Provide evidence to support your rationale.
-Is Li in need of hospital stabilization? If so, what steps would you take to seek hospitalization? Would you involve her family? Why or why not?