Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

1.)  Read the monologue regarding patient Jenny Brown's PTSD case study.


“Jenny is a patient in a short stay, emergency psychiatric facility.  She voluntarily agreed to admission yesterday following an acute episode of agitation and anxiety that occurred after she was told that her ultrasound revealed that her fetus has a cleft lip and palate.  When the nurse comes to Jenny's room, Jenny provides important details about her life and reveals some of her experiences in Iraq that suggest she may have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” (National League for Nursing, 2020). 

listen to the attached video

Answer the questions below regarding Jenny's case. 

  • What is Jenny's history?
  • What are Jenny's PTSD symptoms? 
  • How is Jenny coping with her symptoms? 
  • What interventions would you recommend for Jenny?