Discussion: Therapy with Older Adults

 Clients who are older have often times been dealing with their mental health disorder their entire lives, whiles other disorders may be brought on through the aging process or the trauma of losing a lifelong partner. Treatment can be challenging for both the client and the therapist. For this Discussion, you will focus on therapeutic approaches for an older adult presented in a case study. 
 Please note that the ICD 10 coding system is what in use to relay a patient’s diagnosis. Also, please make an effort to find the latest best practice peer reviewed guidelines when discussing the care of the patient below which will help you do well in this assignment. Also , please use the section as headings so I do not go looking for the answer to each item below. Please read the directions below for the assignment: 

 
Post a treatment plan for the older adult client in the Week 10: Case Study found in this week’s Learning Resources. Be sure to address the following in your post:

Which diagnosis should be considered?
What is the DSM-V Coding for the diagnosis you are considering?
What is your rationale for the diagnosis? Be sure and link the client’s signs and symptoms to the DSM-V diagnostic criteria to support your diagnosis.
What tests or tools should be considered to help identify the correct diagnosis?
What differential diagnosis should be considered?
What Treatment Strategy would you recommend?
What treatment would you prescribe and what is the rationale?
Safety
Psychopharmacology
Diagnostic Tests
Psychotherapy
Psychoeducation
What standard guidelines would you use to treat or assess this patient?
Clinical Note: Is depression a normal part of aging?

Use from 3 and up references.
Support your approach with evidence-based literature.

Rubric:
 
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Apply and integrate material in course rsources (i.e. video, required readings, and textook) and credible outside resources.–
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Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.–
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Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–
Satisfactory 4 (4%) – 5 (5%)Unsatisfactory 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
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English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation”–
Satisfactory 3 (3%) – 5 (5%)Unsatisfactory 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)
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The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.”–
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