Read the scenario below and address the following:
Identify four types of anxiety discussed in your text chapter 10.
What is a somatic symptom disorder (SSD)?
What is your impression of Pennys illness?
Penny is a 35 year-old married mother of three, ages 2, 3, and 4 months. She works as a clerk in a large office. She has been visiting the clinic regularly since her last pregnancy. She is experiencing severe, intermittent pain in her right arm and left foot. The pain does not interfere with her life as a wife and mother, and she is not able to detect any kind of pattern to the pain. She tells you she is not especially concerned about the pain. When it gets too bad for me, my husband cooks and cleans the kitchen.
Penny says that she thinks the source of her pain is related to the day I banged my right hip real hard on the door of the copy machine. She also has begun expressing concern that things are going so well for her that she just has the feeling that something terrible is about to happen.