MHF Module: Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder
Recognizing Stress, Distress, and Disorder Worksheet
Read the the following case studies and determine if they are a form of stress, distress, or disorder. In the spaces provided below, indicate which type of disorder is portrayed in each scenario. Justify each response in 100- 200 words.
Stress, Distress, or Disorder
John, a recent college graduate, has been struggeling to find a job for the last 6 months. He was fired from the job he had originally acquired immediately after college due to his inappropriate and negative interactions with his other coworkers. His interviews have also been unsuccessful as he has been exhibiting strange social behavior.
Disorder. John is having issues in many areas, and alterations to his thinking and mood. His inappropriate and negative interactions with his coworkers are signs of this. The strange social behavior shows signs of the altered thinking and moods. A referral will likely be needed.
Paula has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her husband has noticed she is having a hard time remembering where she put things and tends to forget what she was just planning on doing. Paula and her husbands relationship has also been strained as they are both overwhelmed with having an infant in the house.
Stress. Paula and her husbands relationship has been strained since Paula had the baby. Paula is having a hard time remembering where she put things and what she was doing. Thinking and reacting are harder when stressed. Relationships are strained, and the ability to change and adapt takes longer.
Nancy, a formerly successful realtor, has recently quit her job and remains unemployed. She has been feeling down in the dumps and has not been looking for other employment. Nancy also has stopped hanging out with her friends and doing activities she normally enjoys.
Distress. Nancy has basically every part of her life being touched...