Veterans returning from a conflict zone may use recreational substances to moderate strain

Veterans returning from a conflict zone may use recreational substances to moderate strain. The process of returning home can easily add to the strain the veteran is already experiencing from exposure to war trauma. In this Discussion, you diagnose and plan treatment for a veteran.

Review Learning Resources on trauma treatment for veterans, and conduct research in the Library for additional resources on the topic. Then read “The Case of Jake Levy.” (Attached)

In Jake’s case, the social worker has made several errors that delay Jake’s ability to get substantial help for some time and actually endanger his reaching a positive outcome.

Post a 3- to 5-minute recorded video response (Closed Captioning Transcript is fine) in which you address the following:

Provide the full DSM-5 diagnosis for Jake. Remember, a full diagnosis should include the name of the disorder, ICD-10-CM code, specifiers, severity, and the Z codes (other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention).

Identify any errors made by Jake’s social worker when establishing his treatment, and explain how these may have negatively influenced his treatment.

Identify the first area of focus you would address as Jake’s social worker, and explain your specific treatment recommendations. Support your recommendations with research.

Explain how you would manage Jake’s diverse needs, including his co-occurring disorders.

Describe a treatment plan for Jake, including how you would evaluation his treatment.

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