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

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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.…show more content…
In order for someone to be diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, they must meet all the criteria A through C, and Criteria A clearly states that a client must have experience 3 of the 15 statements listed in the DSM-V, within the last 12 months. The behaviors include aggression toward people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness and stealing, and other serious violations of rules. Eddies actions do not fit into this criteria since he is not aggressive or bullying classmates or friends, and although his parents have stated that he “demolished” the kitchen or living room, it is clear he is not violent or prone to lying and stealing. The only blatant disregard for rules that could be considered dangerous was when Eddie ran out of the house and wandered into the street until someone returned him home. However, that occurred when he was four years old, not in the last 12 months. Eddie does not fit into Criteria A due to a lack of violent nature. Criteria B states that the individuals behaviors cause a significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning, however, since Eddies behaviors do not fit into Criteria A, this does not apply. Lastly, Criteria C states that if the client is 18 years or older, they do not meet the criteria for antisocial personality disorder, which also doesn’t apply to Eddie. It is clear after looking through all Criteria A-C, Eddie does not have conduct disorder.
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