Essay on Disorders Assignment

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Disorders Assignment Last Name: Robles, Princess Read each case below and determine what psychological disorder each patient might have. In your own words, state your reasons why. Type your answer directly below each case. A. Case: James had a very difficult time in Kindergarten. He could not perform simple functions such as cutting, drawing, and writing. His teacher said that he had trouble staying in his seat and paying attention. Instead, he often spent his 4 hours a day in class laying on the floor under the table or wandering aimlessly through the classroom touching everything. James was unable to stay on task no matter what he chose to do. I believe James has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) because he has…show more content…
I believe Isabel has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) because of her uncontrollable obsessions with certain thoughts that results in compulsions which is an impulsive behavior that are performed repeatedly. As stated “she packs and repacks her books.” According to psych central website’s article, OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualized behaviors that the person feels driven to perform (called compulsions). C. Case: Carla was the driver of a car that was involved in an accident. Her friend, who was in the car with her at the time, was killed. After that, Carla became very preoccupied with her health and thoughts of death. She reports that her health anxieties came in waves and describes one of the worst episodes. Shortly after college, Carla became convinced she had lupus and the idea totally consumed her. She says that all she could think about was dying, lupus, and being sick for the rest of her life. Though her doctors and friends and family tried to reassure her, Carla’s thoughts persisted. I believe that Carla has a Hypochondria because she honestly believes that she has lupus. Although her doctors and family and friends reassured her that she does not have lupus, she is obsessed worrying about her idea of life-threatening disease and that she will be dying soon. According to Family Doctor website’s article Hypochondriasis is one the somatoform disorders.
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