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Application: Case Study – Substance Use and the Adolescent

Over the past decade, cases of substance related disorders have appeared more prevalent in society. From the mental health perspective, research has shown an increase in cases of substance related disorders, particularly with adolescents. This increase has prompted further investigation into adolescent risk and resilience factors, as well as accuracy in diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans. Yet, in cases of adolescent substance use, further investigation is still needed concerning notification rights of parents, legal authorities, and/or case workers. 

For this Application, review the client case study in the Learning Resources. Consider the characteristics of the client. Which specific characteristics might you consider important in developing a diagnosis? Consider your rationale for assigning particular diagnoses on the basis of the DSM. Also, think about what other information or people you may need to include in the assessment in order to make an accurate diagnosis.

The Assignment (3–4 pages)

  • A DSM diagnosis of the client in the case study
  • An explanation of your rationale for assigning the diagnosis on the basis of the DSM
  • An explanation of what other information you might need about the client to make an accurate diagnosis
  • A brief description of additional individuals you might include in your assessment and explain why

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources as well as current literature used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


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Substance Related and Addictive Disorders Substance Related and Addictive Disorders Program Transcript [MUSIC PLAYING] FEMALE SPEAKER: He's-- he's always doing things on the computer. He talks on the telephone, texting. He never stops, not even to eat. He never eats much anymore. MALE SPEAKER: Eat your veggies. Drink your milk. Eat your veggies. Drink your milk. Who needs to eat? Seen any good movies lately? I like horror movies, myself. Zombies, especially. The fast ones. FEMALE SPEAKER: There's no alcohol or drugs in our house, none. We've never done that. We don't leave drink wine. That's why I wanted our minister to talk to him. MALE SPEAKER: Talk about zombies. FEMALE SPEAKER: He's the one who suggested that we come here and talk to because he was thinking that maybe something's going on. MALE SPEAKER: Yuck! I hate booze. I don't do drugs, either. I say no every day. FEMALE SPEAKER: Personally, I think it's the music he's listening to. MALE SPEAKER: Oh, brother. FEMALE SPEAKER: I mean, the screaming. It's so aggressive and angry. MALE SPEAKER: Feels good. FEMALE SPEAKER: Maybe you agree with your mom that you've been depressed and angry in the past, Do you remember, maybe, why you felt that way? MALE SPEAKER: Because I'm stupid. FEMALE SPEAKER: You're not stupid, honey. See, he had to repeat the fifth grade, so he's a year behind all his friends at school. MALE SPEAKER: They're not my friends. You hate my friends. ©2013 Laureate Education, Inc. 1 Substance Related and Addictive Disorders FEMALE SPEAKER: I don't hate them. It's just I don't think you should be hanging around boys who are that much older than you. Substance Related and Addictive Disorders Additional Content Attribution IMAGES: Images provided by http://www.istockphoto.com/ MUSIC: Creative Support Services Los Angeles, CA Dimension Sound Effects Library Newnan, GA Narrator Tracks Music Library Stevens Point, WI Signature Music, Inc Chesterton, IN Studio Cutz Music Library Carrollton, TX Special Thanks: Fairland Center/Region One Mental Health ©2013 Laureate Education, Inc. 2 ...
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RUNNING HEAD: APPLICATION: CASE STUDY – SUBSTANCE USE AND THE
ADOLESCENT

Application: Case Study – Substance Use and the Adolescent

RUNNING HEAD: APPLICATION: CASE STUDY – SUBSTANCE USE AND THE
ADOLESCENT
The Diagnostic Criteria
DSM-5 classifies substance use disorders into nine types (Horvath, T., Misra, K., Epner,
K. , Morgan, C. (2016)). These disorders are strictly related to a particular substance. The
diagnosis of the disorder requires detailed analysis of the behaviors of the client related to a
particular substance.
Hyperactivity, Impaired control, Social impairment, Tolerance and withdrawal are the
present indicators the client which, according to DSM-5 Manual, requires a diagnosis of the
client (Horvath, T., Misra, K., Epner, K. , Morgan, C. (2016)). The female speaker in the case
study tells us that the client was the one who suggested to her to visit a counselor which means
that he wants to quit substance abuse but because of his impaired control, he has difficulty in
recovering from the substance use. Social impairment is also evident in the client as he does not
eat anything and d...

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