The case presents a patient in the Levi family that is suffering from PTSD. The behaviors showcased in this case reflects those of common with this kind of behavior. Anger is a common behavior, and the patient, in this case, shows so much anger about his past as a soldier in Iraq. Alcohol abuse is the other behavior where Levy has indulged in alcohol with the aim of addressing his problem. An eating disorder is fast developing, as Levy is seen drinking coffee all the time. These three behaviors support the fact that Levy has PTSD (Laureate Education, 2013).
Exposure-based interventions and Cognitive-based therapies could prove to be effective in helping Jack and the sons. Exposure-based therapy seeks to help the patient to counter stimuli that recreate past experiences. Exposing the patient to such stimuli and helping them to combat this kind of stimuli so that it does not create traumatic experiences helps in the healing process. Cognitive-based therapy, on the other hand, supports the patient to improve the thinking patterns. The therapy will engage the patient to change cognitive patterns by focusing on other positive things apart from those that create trauma (Mott et al., 2014).
The two evidence-based practices can help Levy’s family to deal with their problems. The practices help the patient to adapt to normal life by getting used to situations that present stimuli of experiences. The practice helps the patient to think positively and interact with other members of the public without any fear. The intervention chosen is recommended for patients who have PTSD. Even though there are other interventions, Levy’s case is best suited for the two interventions since it has not yet advanced to dangerous levels. The condition can still be addressed through behavioral therapies (Mott et al., 2014).
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013c). Levy (Episode 1) [Video file]. In Sessions.
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Mott, J. M., Stanley, M. A., Street Jr, R. L., Grady, R. H., & Teng, E. J. (2014). Increasing engagement in evidence-based PTSD treatment through shared decision-making: A pilot study. Military Medicine, 179(2), 143-149.