Sleep Assessment A-5

Mackenzie minimally alludes to issues of PTSD during the course of her interview; reporting that a school incident is causing her to experience bad dreams and interfere with her sleep. She describes difficulty staying asleep, going to sleep, and early waking with complaints that during the day she is

Sleep Assessment A-6

Susie, a college student, currently suffers from depression, which she feels is interfering with her sleep. Depression is also visible in her affect. At times, Susie’s mumbling at the end of her responses makes it difficult for her answers to be understood. Susie reports chronic poor sleep, often

Sleep Assessment A-7

Tade is not satisfied with her sleep, believing she has insomnia. She demonstrates how the effect of another psychiatric disorder: obsessive-compulsive disorder, interferes with her sleep. A change in lighting and noise helped, but the OCD symptoms continued to interfere with her sleep.

Sleep Assessment A-8

Mike reports sleeping seven to eight hours a night, waking up in the middle of the night and experiencing some early waking during which time he continues to lie in bed. He takes stimulant medication for ADHD but does not attribute sleep problems due to his medication. Overall, Mike describes

Alcohol Use Assessment A-1

Alcohol Use Assessment A-2

Alcohol Use Assessment A-3

Alcohol Use Assessment A-4

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-6

Susie is a sophomore in college, who suffers from depression that was diagnosed by her psychiatrist father. At home, her parents often argue, which weighs on Susie who sometimes believes her mental health is the underlying cause of her parents’ marital problems. Susie does not always

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-7

Susan demonstrates someone who is depressed. Despite the fact that she has depression, she is able to demonstrate a high quality of thinking. She gives thoughtful, sophisticated, and mature responses. Discussing previous difficulties, she reveals that in her recent past her thinking evolved to a

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-8

Lisa recently had problems related to her abuse of cocaine, including custody of her child and losing her business. She admits she is struggling with her thinking and needs help. She has insight about how her thinking has been unhealthy and has led to “bad things happening in (her) life.” At

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-9

Mrs. Bennett, a widow, is currently having some issues with her children over the future of her estate. She demonstrates someone who can give thoughtful, sophisticated, mature responses. She does not like questions that imply she may have a psychiatric problem and at times becomes

Eating Disorder Assessment A-1

Eating Disorder Assessment A-2

Eating Disorder Assessment A-3

Eating Disorder Assessment A-4

Eating Disorder Assessment A-5

Eating Disorder Assessment A-6

Sleep Assessment A-1

Pleasant about being interviewed, Karen demonstrates mid-sleep waking and difficulty staying asleep, attributing this to disturbances from her adolescent son’s “reverse sleep pattern.” Once she stated this, she rambled about her son, but was easily redirected. Karen seems to suffer from

Sleep Assessment A-2

No matter how tired Susan feels, she “just can’t sleep.” With low energy and a markedly depressed affect, Susan demonstrates how depression interferes with sleep. She describes marked sleep problems with early waking, not having deep sleep, inadequate amount of sleep, difficulty going

Sleep Assessment A-3

Mrs. Bennett claims she does not have sleeping related issues and in fact does not need much sleep. Since her husband passed away, she moved into a converted garage apartment. Mrs. Bennett is a bit vague at times, rambling and giving short answers. Her answers are often accurate

Sleep Assessment A-4

Mrs. Goodwin provides a third-party report: a mother answering the interviewer’s questions on behalf of her child. Throughout her report, we learn that Mrs. Goodwin’s daughter currently has no problems with her sleep, even though she has current anxiety about her going to school.

Stress Assessment A-1

Tade exhibits stress and anxiety symptoms related to her OCD, including an obsessive hatred and fear of cats and compulsions such as hair pulling and switching on and off light switches for a certain number of times before she can continue normal tasks. These obsessions and compulsions

Stress Assessment A-2

As a police officer, Jessica describes having an unpredictable and stressful, yet meaningful line of work. Jessica displays agitation and reluctance to answer the interviewer’s questions and insists that she is able to handle all the tasks related to her job. To cope with stress, she runs and also writes in

Stress Assessment A-3

Susie displays a depressed and anxious affect. The main stressor in her life is her inability to sleep. She gives run-on answers as she describes “zoning out” in college classes, causing difficulty with coursework, and describes relationship difficulties with her boyfriend, who she thought was in love

Stress Assessment A-4

John describes “normal” stressors in his life as being his girlfriend and wrestling. He reports he cannot wrestle unless he obtains a note from a doctor. John exhibits some agitation with the interviewer’s questions. He does not feel he has any issues with stress that he cannot handle himself.

Stress Assessment A-5

Karen is currently experiencing a high amount of stress caused by her son and his conduct disorder related problems, which led to a recent separation from her husband. She sought help from a school counselor and admits to drinking alcohol to cope. She used to do yoga and recognizes that it did

Stress Assessment A-6

Sarah is currently experiencing increased stressed due to her husband’s recent retirement. She feels that since he retired, he lost his sense of purpose and she needs time to herself. She also describes stress related to the absence of a relationship between her husband and son, whom she

Stress Assessment A-7

Mrs. Davis is currently dealing with challenges related to her daughter Katie’s temper. Katie’s tantrums have not stopped and have added stress to her family, including stress in her relationship with her husband. As a result from the increased stress, Mrs. Davis feels as if she is failing her child and

OCD Assessment A-1

Mrs. Goodwin exhibits an anxious affect as she answers the interviewer’s questions. She provides an extensive history of obsessions and compulsions. In trying to determine the causes of her obsessions and compulsions, Mrs. Goodwin blames her mother, who had signs of OCD,

OCD Assessment A-2

Lindsay provides a detailed account of her history with obsessions and compulsions as well as exhibiting physical symptoms during the interview. She reports that her obsessions are primarily related to electrical cords and that her compulsions consist of a tick that causes her hand to jerk to her

OCD Assessment A-3

Often exhibiting an anxious affect, Peter discusses a history of mild obsessions and compulsions that could be attributed to his being over-anxious and over-judgmental about his performance, rather than being actual symptoms of OCD. Peter discusses a particular incident of a school

OCD Assessment A-4

Tade has excellent insight into her marked OCD symptoms and that the symptoms are pathologic. Her obsessions, since she was young, primarily center around cats and her disgust with and her fear of them. In terms of her compulsions, she has had problem behaviors with light switches, cords,

OCD Assessment A-5

Evelyn provides a history of fairly mild obsessions and compulsions, including symptoms of counting and organizing. In public, she hides her counting by keeping her obsession non-verbal. As she has gotten older, Evelyn understands that her OCD symptoms are pathologic and that she

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-1

Lisa, a chronic drug user, demonstrates someone who is high on drugs. She often gives either short or rambling answers that are abstract but immature and sometimes not related to the questions asked. Due to her substance abuse, Lisa has “burned out,” exhibiting poor concentration with poor

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-2

Mike, at times can give thoughtful, sophisticated, mature responses, and at other times gives very brief answers, especially when the questions are complicated, perhaps demonstrating his difficulty with ADHD symptoms. Mike speaks in an even, calm, and full range of appropriate affect.

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-3

Mrs. Davis has recently been having difficulty with her adopted daughter, Katie, who was diagnosed with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. With a very even, well-rounded affect, Mrs. Davis provides thoughtful, sophisticated, and mature responses. She exhibited difficulty with

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-4

Peter demonstrates someone who has ADHD and sometimes gives short answers and other times rambles, but still manages to give answers that demonstrate sophisticated, mature thinking. Peter provides clear insight and is good at clarifying his answers.

Healthy Thinking Assessment A-5

Evelyn, a math teacher, talks about her ADHD in a calm, full-range of appropriate affect. She demonstrates someone who can give thoughtful, sophisticated, and mature responses.

Trauma Assessment A-1

Ray, a firefighter, recently lost a friend and colleague while responding to call. He initially thought he did everything he could, but recently he has doubted that belief. Since the trauma, he experiences feelings of grief and replays the incident over and over in his head. Ray reached out to his family

Trauma Assessment A-2

Charlie, an EMT, was a first responder in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. He worries that he did not help as many people as he could have helped during the hurricane chaos. While on duty, he reports that he simply focused on the work. He discusses the impact of his training in a job […]

Trauma Assessment A-3

Virgil, a police officer, recently responded to a domestic disturbance call during which he witnessed a brutal act of violence. He describes he had physical sensations during the event including: slowness, a sense of confusion, and that his “thinking stopped.” He also describes experiencing

Trauma Assessment A-4

Megan, a teenager, recently lost her sister during a shooting at a party. Megan was not present at the event, but has since experienced difficulty dealing with the aftermath of this trauma. From the interview we learn that initially she tried to avoid thinking about her sister’s death, retreated from

Trauma Assessment A-5

Jessica, a police officer, arrived on the scene of a killing of a child. She was tasked with informing the mother. Subsequently, the mother killed herself. Jessica is defensive. She refuses to provide an answer in one instance and provides one-word answers in others. She insists that her mind does not

Trauma Assessment A-6

Chase was recently the victim of a shooting during which he was injured and his girlfriend lost her life. He is a bit defensive and agitated at times, but still provides elaborated answers. He demonstrates being someone who is currently having enormous difficulty moving forward from the trauma.

Substance Use Assessment A-6

Mike is often vague or evasive with his answers, but says he likes to go out on weekends. When asked about the frequency of his use of alcohol he claims he becomes intoxicated several times during the course of a week but does not drink to the point of blacking out. During the interview he

Substance Use Assessment A-7

Joe only takes medications prescribed by his doctor. Those prescriptions include Oxycontin and Ambien. He insists that he is very careful to take only the dosage listed on the bottle. When pressed about specific dosage use, he provides vague and often contradictory answers. He cannot recall

Substance Use Assessment A-8

Lisa reports that she is not a big consumer of alcohol, drinking perhaps one or two glasses a week. Due to a recent tragic incident at her hospital, however, Lisa has currently received a prescription for several anti-anxiety and sleep medications. She reports that she regulates her dosage and that

Substance Use Assessment A-9

Laura reports she is a typical college student who attends parties and social functions on the weekends, drinking an amount of alcohol consistent with her peers. Her first introduction to alcohol occurred when she was in her early teens and her mother served her a drink at a holiday party. As far as

Substance Use Assessment A-10

Professor Corday says he is now clean of his former addiction. He feels he is in control and regrets the harm he caused to his family, including to his ex-wife. While he was under the influence of his addiction he admits to unlawful behavior. Presently, after enrolling in a therapy group, he reports

Substance Use Assessment A-11

Professor Corday admits to use of cocaine and admits that today he took several speed tablets. He also drank several glasses of whiskeys when he took the amphetamine pills. He makes little eye contact and his voice low makes him difficult to be heard. He admits that in the past his substances

Loss and Grief Assessment A-6 (Loss of a Friend due to Suicide)

Julia is a teenager who recently lost her friend Emily to suicide. Julia describes Emily as a person who was: “the bestest person you could ever ask to be in your life.” Since Emily’s death, Julia feels she is only half a person. She wishes she could have told Emily how much their friendship

Loss and Grief Assessment A-7 (Loss of Identity Post Military Career)

Since Rob retired from the military, he feels that he is no longer needed and that he lost his identity. Rob describes a recurring sense of emptiness, moments of confusion, lack of direction, and guilt for having retired while his soldiers continue to serve in Afghanistan. In an attempt to cope, Rob

Loss and Grief Assessment A-8 (Loss of Daughter due to Overdose)

Susan reports that she does not understand why her daughter Katie took a lethal dose of Susan’s sleeping pills. Susan reports that she not only lost her daughter, but she lost her chance to be a parent. She reports she feels overwhelmed with guilt. Susan returned to work to help cope with her loss,

Loss and Grief Assessment A-9 (Loss of Daughter due to Addiction)

Lisa is currently being treated for addiction to crack-cocaine. Lisa’s daughter was “taken away” by social services. Lisa is visibly upset and describes feeling like she is living in her own play, meaning she is angry at the present circumstance but has to pretend that everything is fine. Lisa

Loss and Grief Assessment A-10 (Loss of Friend during Military Combat / Service)

While on a routine patrol in Afghanistan, Jason and a fellow soldier, Josh, were ambushed by the Taliban. After Josh was fatally wounded, the two sheltered in a village house. While under enemy fire, Josh insisted that Jason fulfill a pact that the two of them made to never allow one another to

Loss and Grief Assessment A-1 (Loss of Sister)

High School student Megan is soft spoken. She lost her sister several years ago due to an accidental shooting at a party. Since her sister’s death, Megan feels as if she lost “half of herself” along with losing her sense of ambition. She tries to prevent thinking about losing her sister, but continues to have

Loss and Grief Assessment A-2 (Loss of Girlfriend due to Mass Shooting)

Chase recently lost his girlfriend during a mass shooting. He learned about her death at the hospital when he was taken to the hospital for injuries that he sustained from the violent incident. He is reticent to discuss the details about his loss. He reports that in addition to losing his girlfriend, he also

Loss and Grief Assessment A-3 (Loss of Friends due to Mass Shooting)

Mackenzie is a high school student who recently lost her two best friends, Lizzie and Sarah, during a mass shooting. Mackenzie reports that survived the shooting because she left the classroom to use the bathroom shortly before the incident occurred. She did not learn about her friends’ deaths

Loss and Grief Assessment A-4 (Loss of Friend in Work Related Accident)

Ray is a firefighter who witnessed the death of his friend and colleague when they responded to a fire. Ray refuses to answer questions about the incident and instead responds by behaving in an aggressive manner. Ray makes it clear that he wants to be left alone.

Loss and Grief Assessment A-5 (Loss of Parents due to Drunk Driver)

Carol is a wife and mother. When Carol was nineteen, her parents were killed while they on their way to visit her school. Her parents’ car was broadsided by a drunk driver. In the immediate aftermath, Carol became unable to function due to suffering from intense feelings of guilt. Carol

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-1

Jessica is a police officer who confronts traumatic situations daily and thus considers herself to be desensitized to trauma. She asserts that she is not a child and thus she no longer has nightmares.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-2

Chase recently survived a shooting at a gas station. He was shot twice as he tried to protect his girlfriend. His girlfriend died from her injuries. Memories of that incident continue to plague Chase. As a result he avoids gas stations.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-3

Julia is a teacher whose school was recently the site of a mass shooting. Julia is quiet, withdrawn, and currently experiences nightmares. She refuses to return to the school. She describes having feelings of detachment.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-4

Virgil is a police officer who recently struggles with coping to the experience of making a violent arrest.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-5

Charlie is an EMT who was on call during the aftermath of a deadly hurricane. Charlie responded to many traumatic incidents. Although he purposely tries not to think about the recent tragic events, he continues to feel he is an effective EMT who remains committed to his work.

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-6

Mackenzie is a teenager who can’t stop thinking about her friend and classmate Lizzie’s death. Mackenzie was in the bathroom during the time a school shooter shot and killed Lizzie. Mackenzie is no longer able to attend school, is frightened by loud noises, and avoids participating in activities. She longingly says, “I used to do […]

PTSD Brief Screening Assessment A-7

Ray is a firefighter who recently lost his friend and colleague during a response to a fire. He currently experiences nightmares, avoids certain situations, is easily startled, and has feelings of detachment.

Suicide Assessment A-1

Dan is a High School student who suffers from bullying. He admits to having suicidal thoughts. He imagines killing himself in public places so that the bullies can see “what they did to him.” He reports he picked out specific locations and times for killing people. When he is pressed for

Suicide Assessment A-2

In this second suicide assessment, Dan shares that he has considered various locations to kill himself and admits to having access to guns in his home. Despite having thoughts of suicide, Dan has never acted on those thoughts.

Suicide Assessment A-3

Carl denies suicidal thoughts but reports that he occasionally has thoughts of hurting himself. He denies that he has acted on his suicidal thoughts but reports he had a cousin who died by suicide.

Suicide Assessment A-4

Amanda is a nurse who describes having suicidal thoughts. She reports that she had at least one instance of attempting to overdose on prescription medication. She reports she stopped herself after she thought about her children. Amanda reports she stole various prescription drugs

Suicide Assessment A-5

Assessment to Evaluate Insight or Treatment in Patients with Depression A-1

Carl’s depressive thoughts tend to build. He responds with bombastic answers, describing a repetition of escalating, unhealthy thoughts. Because of his depression he feels a constant sense of isolation, believing people do not like to be around him. Carl feels that his depression started when his

Depression Assessment A-1

Susan is on the verge of tears as she explains that she is not satisfied with her life and that dissatisfaction is placing considerable strain on her personal relationships, specifically with her daughter, husband, and friendships. She has feelings of being down and blue every day, as well as feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. She […]

Depression Assessment A-2

Susie experiences blue moments and feels that those moments occur more often with her than with other people she knows. She reports she is often tired, has difficulty sleeping, and is currently taking the sleep medication Ambien. She feels that in public she has become adept at pretending that she feels normal. She has experienced […]

Depression Assessment A-3

During questioning, Mrs. Davis describes that lately she has been feeling particularly down and blue as well as having sleep difficulty. When asked if these feelings affect her daily life, she claims that the symptoms are mild but at the same time they symptoms hang over her throughout the day. She has not experienced suicidal […]

Depression Assessment A-4 with Primary Diagnosis PTSD

Since a work accident that resulted in the death of a friend, Ray has experienced symptoms associated with PTSD. Ray reports that he sometimes feels down and depressed but only every now and then. When questioned further he becomes agitated. He admits difficulty sleeping and cannot remember the last time he woke feeling refreshed. When […]

Gun Safety Assessment A-1

Christian recently got in trouble at school for making threats online and making threats in class toward another classmate. During questioning, Christian admits to firing weapons with his friend Dan on the weekends. His family does not own guns but he has ready access to various firearms from Dan. He has thought about killing other

Gun Safety Assessment A-2

Ricardo has had a long history with firearms. He claims he personally does not own any guns, but has access to his mom’s boyfriend’s gun. He also reports he has access to a gun in his car, at home, and from his friends. He admits that in the past he had thoughts about shooting other […]

Gun Safety Assessment A-3

Dan is a victim of bullying at school. In the past he has taken action to get “revenge” on the girl who teased him. He also reports that he made plans to harm others but did not carry through on his thoughts. Dan’s parents own a gun that is locked up but Dan claims that […]

Gun Safety Assessment A-4

Chase recently lost his girlfriend in a violent incident. Since then he has acquired a gun and taught himself to use it. He keeps the firearm with him wherever he goes. Chase reports that he had a confrontation during which he used the firearm but ultimately did not pull the

Gun Safety Assessment A-5

Sam recently got in trouble for injuring another student in response to his being harassed and bullied. During questioning, Sam reveals that his father owns a gun and that he knows that the gun is locked in his father’s closet. He reports he has never desired to harm himself with a

Gun Safety Assessment A-6

Jessica is a police officer with access to firearms both at home and at work. She recently dealt with some tragic circumstances at work that created feelings of anger and guilt. In the past she used her weapon while on duty and reports that she once fired upon a suspect. She

Gun Safety Assessment A-7

Virgil, a police officer, has been around firearms since he was a child. At home Virgil has access to a variety of firearms that he owns in his personal collection. He has been involved in a variety of incidents related to firearms while on duty and recently witnessed a violent incident at work. His distress […]

Gun Safety Assessment A-8

Chris, a heroin addict, arrived at the emergency room after relapsing and attempting to kill himself through an overdose. While answering questions during the gun safety assessment, Chris denies that he has ever owned or used a gun. Upon further questioning, Chris admits to

CAGE Questions A-1

Diane, in her mid 40s, displays signs of excessive alcohol consumption. She appears a bit combative and alludes to being stressed by family difficulties.

CAGE Questions A-2

Brad, a teenager, does not limit his alcohol consumption. He expresses anger at people who try to limit his consumption and does not feel guilty about the level of his consumption.

CAGE Questions A-3

Doctor Mason tried to limit his consumption of alcohol but did not have success. He currently finds himself drinking more than usual and admits to losing relationships because of his level of consumption. Although he wishes he could stop, he feels he cannot. He admits that occasionally in the morning he consumes alcohol before he […]

CAGE Questions A-4

Ray firmly believes his alcohol consumption is not anyone’s problem but his own. He does not feel he drinks to excess and has no guilt over his level of consumption.

CAGE Questions A-5

Virgil expresses a problem with over-drinking, but only when it comes to coffee.

CAGE Questions A-6

Charlie tried to limit his alcohol consumption during certain social occasions. When people express that he drinks too much he dismisses their concerns, explaining: “they don’t know.”

CAGE Questions A-7

Joe admits to over drinking during his past, but says that generally he can handle his booze. Joe feels he is in control and therefore has no reason to get angry at people who claim he is out of control. When asked if he ever drinks a breakfast beer, he says he finds there is […]

CAGE Questions A-8

Mrs. Johnson has directly witnessed the effects from alcohol upon her birth family and is determined she will not expose her own children to the same upbringing. Therefore, she empathically states that she does not and will not drink alcohol.

Anxiety Assessment A-1

Carol experiences moments of acute anxiety that began when she was nineteen and her parents died in a car accident. Recently, the memory of this trauma resurfaced when there was news coverage of a school shooting in another town. In response to the shooting and even

Anxiety Assessment A-2

Kim has always had difficulty making friends and feeling out of place. As a result she experiences anxiety in social situations. Her anxiety usually begins with uncomfortable feelings in her stomach and chest. She also describes moments of anxiety when she takes tests, when she drives, and when

Anxiety Assessment A-3

During the interview Lisa appears lucid and focused at times and at other times she stutters through her answers as her focus drifts in and out. She describes battling anxiety and also describes that daily she feels a loss of control. She answers in the affirmative to a majority of

Anxiety Assessment A-4

Mrs. Bennett feels she does not suffer from any anxiety. She fidgets in her chair, however, as she discusses the recent death of her husband and the issues that arose surrounding his death. She also discusses problems in the relationships with her children. While discussing these

Anxiety Assessment with Primary Diagnosis Obsessive Compulsive Disorders – Tic-Related

Lindsay displays symptoms of a tic-related OCD disorder: her left hand uncontrollably flicks up to her ear. Immediately Lindsay brushes her hand through her hair in a manner meant to hide the initial, uncontrollable movement. In addition to the tics, Lindsay describes

Anxiety Assessment with Primary Diagnosis Opiate Use Disorder, Moderate

Joe describes an inability to relax unless he uses the medication Ambien. Lately, Joe has been experiencing panic attacks with symptoms of numbness and other physical symptoms. His anxiety appears to be related to his use of various prescription medications