The Washington Institute and the
Washington State Mental Health Division
Global Assessment of Function (GAF)
Alice is an 85 year-old African American woman who lives in an older adult housing complex. She has been diagnosed with Delusional Disorder - persecutory type. Alice has always struggled with medication noncompliance. Her delusions historically have been fixed on people poisoning her food. Alice is becoming increasingly more agitated, is isolating, and her weight has noticeably dropped again over the past two weeks.