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Case 9 (Feeding & Eating, Elimination, Sleep-Wake & Somatic Disorders) Complete

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Case 9 (Feeding & Eating, Elimination, Sleep-Wake & Somatic Disorders) Complete the assigned readings. Next, go to the website www.symptommedia.com (Links to an external site.)and log in: Username: BarryMSWTest (case sensitive) Password: TestBarryMSW (case sensitive) Next, click here to view Case 9 video: https://symptommedia.com/training-title-43/ (Links to an external site.) Background information: Krista was referred for an evaluation by her swim team coach. He is concerned about her well-being, as well as her failing grades. However, according to Krista, swimming is her priority, and she does not have time to study. She also notes that she has arguments with her boyfriend on a daily basis and frequently feels sad and angered by all the fighting, but she cannot afford to move out of his apartment at this time. ———————————————————— ****FOLLOW DIRECTIONS**** SEE SAMPLE BELOW******* Click on “Reply” below and write two paragraphs: 1) In the first paragraph, select the appropriate mental health diagnosis for the client and briefly explain why you selected this diagnosis (in your own words, connect the DSM-5 criteria to the client’s symptoms). The diagnosis is from the chapters assigned for this week. 2) In the second paragraph, list all applicable conditions from DSM-5 that start on p. 715 (“Other Conditions that May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention”) AND provide a brief explanation for each condition you selected. ———————————- *****FEEDBACK FROM PRIOR CASES Please make sure to list all criteria (A, B, C) with description from DSM and your evidence, including all applicable symptoms under A with description and client’s related behaviors/issues. It might seem tedious, but the DSM has a specific structure for diagnostic criteria, and clinicians are expected to follow this structure/organization.. Note the instructions for Part II- the conditions in the second paragraph must come from the chapter titled “Other Conditions that May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention”, which is at the end of Section II (please see Discussion Post sample). We have to be very cautious and conservative with mental health diagnoses, so if the client has more than one, they have to meet ALL criteria for EACH diagnosis. Also, we have to make sure we use only observed and reported evidence and not make assumptions or read into things too much. ******************SAMPLE********************** Michael, 12 y/o: Based on clinical observation and parental report, Michael meets the criteria for Autusm Spectrum Disorder, Severity Level 1 (requires some support), Without Accompanying Intellectual Impairment or Language Impairment. Michael meets Criterion A, deficits in social communication and interaction, including (#1) deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, as he was not answering questions asked by social worker or answering them inappropriately (when asked “how are you” responded “no”). Michael also displays (#2) deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors, as evidenced by lack of eye contact, flat affect, and turning away from social worker when approached. He exhibits (#3) deficits associated with relationships, as he reportedly does not have friends in or outside of school and appears to not be interested in peers. Further, Michael meets Criterion B, restricted or repetitive behaviors. This is evidenced by (#2) insistence on sameness (mother reports that Michael overreacts and has emotional outbursts when things are not going according to the usual routine, including meals, travel routes, or teachers at school. Additionally, he exhibits (#4) hyper-reactivity to sensory input (cannot tolerate loud noises such as sirens and thunder, certain fabrics and food textures). Michael is experiencing Educational Problems, as he is refusing to take exams at school because they are not part of his usual routine, which impacts his academic functioning. He also has Problems Related to Family Upbringing, as Michael’s parents are divorced and father has minimal contact with Michael as he “cannot deal” with Michael’s behavior and symptoms. (Note: the criteria and symptoms directly from the DSM are in italics, and each is followed by evidence/examples from the case. You don’t have to use italics, this is just so that you see what comes directly from the DSM and what info is from the case study).

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