Discussion 6

Dr. Miller diagnoses Jesse with generalized anxiety disorder and prescribes a Benzodiazepine to treat anxiety. A few weeks later, Jesse is convicted of a series of violent crimes and expresses no remorse for his actions. He is then correctly diagnosed by another doctor with antisocial personality disorder. Would the correct diagnosis the first time have prevented these crimes? Is Dr. Miller legally responsible for what happened after he misdiagnosed Jesse? Why or why not? Review the textbook and other resources available this week and refer to at least two of the sources provided in your response.

  • Your initial post (approximately 200-250 words) should address each question in the discussion directions and is due by 11:59 PM Central Time on Wednesday.
  • Your two response posts (approximately 125-150 words each) are due by 11:59 PM Central Time on Sunday.
  • Please remember to take ownership of your original post and answer all questions posed to you by other course participants.
  • Please use at least two appropriate scholarly references formatted in the most current APA format.
  • Please refer to the Discussion Topic rubric for detailed guidance about expectations and grading for discussions.
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  • Please note: This Discussion Topic and all graded discussions in this course follow a “Must Post First” policy. You must post your original post first, and only then you get the benefit of seeing what your fellow students posted in the same Discussion Topic and get an opportunity to respond to them.
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