A female patient presents to your office with a chief complaint of intense anxiety and fear of driving a car after a history of a serious car accident. Her anxiety is becoming more disruptive and is now affecting all elements of her life. She won’t go to the store unless someone else drives her, she quit her job, and she stopped seeing friends.
Use textbooks as references and consider the following questions as you post your response:
- What is one diagnosis that might be appropriate for this patient?
- What are the DSM 5 criteria for the diagnosis?
- What evidence in the scenario supports the criteria for that diagnosis?
- What are two differential diagnoses?
Respond to your peers with the following:
What are 3 questions you would ask to help determine if the patient meets criteria for one of the differentials?