Here's another free ASWB exam
practice question from our old bonus exam. The more practice you
get, the better.
A man in his 40s comes to a mental health clinic
complaining of gradual memory loss and occasional confusion, such
as getting lost on the way to a job he has held for years. The man
is a retired boxer who suffered multiple concussions during his
career. The MOST likely diagnosis for this client is:
A. Post-traumatic stress disorder
B. Alzheimer's disease
D. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
What do you think?
Narrowing it down: With delirium, the onset of confusion is
generally rapid; this client reports that his memory and confusion
has been getting worse over time. The client does not mention any
of the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Although
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, the
patient's relatively young age, along with his history of head
trauma, make him a more likely candidate for chronic traumatic
encephalopathy. So you have your answer: D.
Find more about CTE from the Mayo Clinic
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