Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations are a way to reflect on your practicum experiences and connect the experiences to the learning you gain from your weekly Learning Resources. Comprehensive notes, such as the ones required in this practicum course, are often used in clinical settings to document patient care.
For this Assignment, you will document information about a patient that you examined during the last 5 weeks, using the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template provided. You will then use this note to develop and record a case presentation for this patient.
To Prepare

Week (enter week #): (Enter assignment title)

Student Name

College of Nursing-PMHNP, Walden University

NRNP 6635: Psychopathology and Diagnostic Reasoning
Faculty Name

Assignment Due Date

NRNP/PRAC 6635 Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Template

CC (chief complaint):


Past Psychiatric History:

· General Statement:

· Caregivers (if applicable):
· Hospitalizations:

· Medication trials:

· Psychotherapy or Previous Psychiatric Diagnosis:

Substance Current Use and History:

Family Psychiatric/Substance Use History:

Psychosocial History:

Medical History:

· Current Medications:

· Allergies:

· Reproductive Hx:


Physical exam: if applicable

Diagnostic results:


Mental Status Examination:

Differential Diagnoses:



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Chief compliant(CC) Joshua’s hyperactive and attentional difficulties have been exhibited both at school and at home.
HISTORY: Joshua is a Hispanic or Latino 10-year-old boy. This evaluation was requested because
mother is worried about patient’s aggressive behavior toward his younger brother and ADHD
symptoms. Mother report that patient was diagnosed at age 6 by pediatrician with ADHD,
medication was started at that time (mother unable to remember name) until age 9. Mother stopped
administering medication because it caused decrease appetite, insomnia and weight loss. Patient
is not currently taking any medication at this time.
Behavior Described In:

Symptoms/ behavior Joshua exhibits symptoms of inattention. He reports difficulty sustaining attention. His mind
wanders or he forgets. He does not seem to listen when spoken to directly. He often needs
directions repeated. Joshua is easily distracted by noises. by the radio. by other people. Joshua
needs supervision or frequent redirection. He has a short attention span.
Joshua exhibits signs of hyperactivity. He exhibits restlessness or fidgety behavior. This
behavior is evident during school hours. He tends to frequently leave his seat. He is
easily bored and changes activities frequently. Joshua ‘s excessive movement has been noted. He
is fidgety or squirms when required to sit still for a period of time. He frequently jumps or climbs.
Joshua exhibits signs of impulsive behavior. He frequently interrupts others. He often acts
in a reckless manner. He has difficulty accepting limits.
Joshua has other exhibited symptoms.
He exhibits stubborn or willful behavior.
EXAM: Joshua appears flat, inattentive, distracted, normal weight, He exhibits speech that is
normal in rate, volume, and articulation and is coherent and spontaneous. Language skills are
intact. Affect is appropriate, full range, and congruent with mood. Associations are intact and
logical. There are no apparent signs of hallucinations, delusions, bizarre behaviors, or other
indicators of psychotic process. Associations are intact, thinking is logical, and thought content
appears appropriate. Suicidal ideas or intentions are denied. Homicidal ideas or intentions are
denied. There are signs of anxiety. A short attention span is evident. Judgment appears to be
poor. Insight into problems appears to be poor. He is easily distracted. Joshua is restless. Joshua is
fidgety. There is physical hyperactivity. Joshua displayed defiant behavior during the examination.
Joshua made poor eye contact during the examination. Vocabulary and fund of knowledge indicate
cognitive functioning in the normal range. Cognitive functioning and fund of knowledge are intact
and age appropriate. Short- and long-term memory are intact, as is ability to abstract and do

Assignment 2: Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation and Patient Case Presentation

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations are a way to reflect on your practicum experiences and connect the experiences

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