Mental Disorder And Disorder ( Adhd ) / Hd, Oppositional Defiant Disorder Or Disorder?

1609 Words May 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Jesse Raymond
PRACTICE CASE STUDY #1- Eddie
AD/HD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Conduct Disorder

A. Step-by-step process:
1. Is the problem symptom for real? The problems that were described by Eddie’s family, teacher and therapist provide us with enough information that his problem symptoms are, in fact, real.
2. Rule out substance etiology (drug abuse, medication, toxin exposure)—There is no indication of any substance etiology that would cause these behaviors in the child.
3. Rule out a disorder due to a general medical condition—Some general medical conditions that could cause Eddie to behave like could be a traumatic brain injury, iron deficiency or specific learning disorders. However, these can be ruled out.
4. Determine the specific primary disorder— AD/HD – with a specificity in Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
5. Differentiating an Adjustment Disorder or Other Specified Disorder—N/A
6. Establishing the boundary with no mental disorder—The problems that are occurring in Eddie’s life are causing significant problems in his social and educational settings.
B. Diagnoses considered: The diagnoses considered for Eddie’s case are ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Conduct Disorder, Child onset type- 312.81 Ruled Out: This disorder was considered due to Eddie’s outbursts in the classroom that are disruptive and distracting to the other students. Due to his impulsive behavior leading to frequent outbursts, he can be considered a “bad”…
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