For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Your manager asks you to see a client who appears to be decompensating. He has stopped coming to the center, and his wife asks you for assistance. She says that he is not eating, sleeps all day, and rarely gets out of the house. He is talking gibberish to himself and mumbles profanities. She is afraid that he may harm her or their 3-year-old child. She further tells you that she thinks he may be doing drugs but does not know which ones. She says that the last time he was like this, he attempted suicide through overdosing on his psych meds. He takes Ritalin for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- What is your first priority in this case? Why?
- What type of treatment would you suggest? Why?
- What types of therapy might help this client stay on track? Why?