MENTAL STATUS EXAM
The client is a 53 year old Puerto Rican female who is alert, oriented to person, place, time, and event. She is dressed appropriately for the weather and time of year. Her speech is clear, coherent, and goal directed. Her eye contact is somewhat avoidant during the clinical interview. As you make eye contact with her, she looks away or looks down. She demonstrates no noteworthy mannerisms, gestures, or tics. Her self-reported mood is “sad.” Affect is appropriate to content of conversation & self-reported mood. She visual or auditory hallucinations, no delusional or paranoid thought processes are readily appreciated. Insight and judgment are grossly intact, however, impulse control is impaired. She is currently denying suicidal or homicidal ideation.
Diagnosis: Gambling disorder, alcohol use disorder
Decision Point One
Antabuse (Disulfiram) 250 mg orally every morning ON
· Client returns to clinic in four weeks
· Mrs. Perez states that she has noticed that she has been having suicidal ideation over the past week, and it seems to be getting worse
· Clientis She is also reporting that she is having “out of control” anxiety..
Decision Point Two
RESULTS OF DECISION POINT TWO Decision Point Two
Select what the PMHNP should do next: