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In this assignment, you will analyze a fictional scenario and identify the possible disorders involved. All the information needed for this assignment can be found in the textbook. Review the following vignettes:

Behavioral Disorder—Male Vignette

Joe, a thirteen-year-old Asian-American boy, is enrolled in ninth grade at a public high school located in the inner city of a large metropolitan area. Since kindergarten, his teachers have reported increasing levels of concern about his behavior. In elementary school, he was described by his teachers as immature and argumentative with authority figures. In middle school, his behavior escalated to include verbal and physical aggression toward classmates.

Recent reports indicate that he disrupts the classroom often by arguing with his teacher, talking excessively and loudly, and disobeying classroom rules. During breaks or when outside the classroom, Joe associates with a group of boys who tend to get into trouble. He tends to become angry often and easily and has gotten into many fights. Some of his classmates have reported that Joe has threatened them. He does not seem to feel guilty when he gets into trouble. He rarely finishes his schoolwork and is getting poor grades. Beginning this year, Joe’s teacher has reported that he seems easily distracted.

Testing completed by the school psychologist indicates that Joe is intelligent and creative. Results do not support the presence of a learning disability or a developmental disability. The school psychologist indicates that Joe lacks sufficient motivation or desire to complete his work thoroughly or carefully. Joe’s parents report that he refuses to follow rules at home, is often angry, and tends to blame his siblings when he gets into trouble.

Behavioral Disorder—Female Vignette

Maria is an eight-year-old daughter of Mexican-American parents who recently immigrated to the United States. They speak some English, and Maria is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is enrolled in third grade at the local public elementary school. Since second grade, her parents have reported concerns about her difficulty in paying attention or maintaining her concentration. They indicate that she has significant difficulty in completing her homework because she daydreams and is easily distracted by sounds and activities in the home. Maria has the same problem in the classroom, so she often has to bring unfinished classroom work home to complete. Maria gets frustrated at school and during homework time, often stating that she “can’t do” the work and referring to herself as “dumb” or “not smart enough.”

Maria’s frustration with her schoolwork has led to some irritability lately, as well as some desire to avoid school. She tends to have more of a temper at home recently and expresses hopelessness at times. She is most content playing soccer or video games. She tends to concentrate very well during those activities.

Standardized testing completed by all children in the third grade indicates that Maria is of average intelligence. Screening by the school psychologist indicated that she most likely does not have a learning disability.

Select one of the above vignettes and analyze it in the following manner:

  • Identify and describe two possible behavioral disorders one might consider as DSM diagnoses. Make sure you support those choices with specific symptoms observed in the vignettes.
  • Compare and contrast the two diagnoses and select one that you consider as the most appropriate DSM diagnosis. Explain why one is more likely than the other.
  • After reviewing recent research studies, readings in your textbook, and other academic sources, provide a thorough description of the following:
    • The symptoms required for a diagnosis of that disorder
    • At least two possible causes of that disorder, incorporating at least one developmental factor and at least one multicultural factor that may be involved in the cause(s) of the disorder
    • At least three of the most effective treatments available for that disorder
    • At least one controversy, cultural bias, or ethical issue related to treatments available for that disorder
    • At least one controversy, cultural bias, or ethical issue related to the practice of diagnosis or “labeling” children, in general

Write an 8–10-page paper in Word format. Add an APA style title page and references page and cite your sources according to current APA standards.

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Two possible behavioral disorders one might consider as DSM diagnoses as per the
symptoms
Compare and contrast the two diagnoses and select and the most appropriate DSM
diagnosis
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The symptoms required for a diagnosis of that disorder
At least two possible causes of that disorder, incorporating at least one
developmental factor and at least one multicultural factor that may be involved in
the cause(s) of the disorder
At least three of the most effective treatments available for that disorder
At least one controversy, cultural bias, or ethical issue related to treatments
available for that disorder
Controversy, cultural bias, or ethical issue related to the practice of diagnosis or
“labeling” children, in general


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In most cases, children and teenagers tend to show some abnormal behaviors that need a
cross-examination in order to understand the reason for the behaviors. Parent, teachers, and
caregivers might identify some concern on the behaviors of children at home and in school; such
behaviors might escalate further to involve some kind of aggression and violence as the child
grows older. If there nothing is done to contain the issues, it might be hard later in life to bring
the child back to normal as an adult. At an early age it is however hard for the parent to identify
the kind of disorder as they are at mild levels. At such levels, it would be possible to place the
child under medication and they can get the needed help. It is good to understand the warning
signs as per the mental illness and how to undertake the procedures that will ensure that the child
is able to cope and is able to get the best out of life,
For children and adults, the development of mental disorders is almost the same.
However, the kind of expression of the disorders is what makes the whole difference. While
children’s show some kind of irritability the more the adults grow in age will tend to be sadder
than before. Actually, there are a number of disorders that children and adolescents will always
display as the time goes by. One of the most common diagnostic for disorders in the attentiondefici...

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