Treatment Targets and Goals
Jazmin: What is the first treatment focus you address with Anne?
Dr. Morrison: I would approach this in a very collaborative way with her. However, if there are risk-related concerns, I will target that first, even if that’s not the step she’s ready to do. But because we don’t hear that with her right now, I’d want to talk with her first about the area she would like to start. For example, “What makes the most impact on you at this moment?”
We want to get that momentum as quickly as we can in treatment. I would go with that first if it’s the most important thing for Anne, even if it’s not the easiest spot to start. You want to let her guide what’s going to be the treatment target. So I would leave that decision to her. Letting her husband watch her child, or reducing the amount of checking she’s doing at night and getting some more sleep.