Differential Diagnosis Response

dentify the behaviors and thoughts associated with DSM-5 criteria for specific disorders discussed in class and
use this information to support your primary diagnosis. You must align specific DSM-5 criteria to the behaviors/cognitions displayed by the individual in order to demonstrate why the individual should be diagnosed with that disorder. DSM-5 criteria for each disorder can be found on the PowerPoint slides in their respective chapters. Additionally, you will need to identify two alternative diagnoses that share common features with the individual in the case study but, ultimately, do not best fit the narrative. For these, you will state why (as a clinician) you might consider these alternative diagnoses based on DSN-5 criteria that align with the case and also why you would eventually rule them out (i.e., why the description doesn’t fully fit the alternative diagnoses’ criteria)