Using the vignette (Maria), develop and justify an initial diagnosis from a brief case history, utilizing the DSM-IV-TR
SAMPLE ANSWER : Maria is a 25-year –old, Peruvian female who is seen by the psychologist at the local Adult Detention Center. She has only a few facts about the case and the Maria. This is what she knows: Maria is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Steel Pan). The alleged victim is her boyfriend. The police report states that Maria struck her boyfriend several times on the shoulder and head with a steel pan during an argument regarding her three-year old son. The report stated that at the time of the arrest, Maria insisted that she was trying to protect her son, and reported that her boyfriend was inappropriately exposing himself to her son. Her boyfriend
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