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Case Study Patient Name: Thomas Riddle (aka Lord Voldemort) Date: June 11, 2010 Psychosocial Evaluation: Mr. Riddle is beginning therapy as a result of court order. Mr. Riddle is a wellgroomed, well-mannered, elderly gentleman. He is speaks in complete sentences and has well-developed and congruent thoughts. He is alert and participates in conversation. He appears agitated and angry. History Mr. Riddle is a 65 year old man who was raised in an orphanage from birth until he was 11 years old when he was sent to a boarding school. At the age of 16 Mr. Riddle discovered, via personal research, both maternal and paternal living relatives. His mother’s remaining living relative was mentally challenged and destitute brother who confessed that their father had disowned his sister, Mr. Riddle’s mother, when she married the son of the aristocratic family. His father and paternal grandparents were a wealthy aristocratic family who did not claim Mr. Riddle. Mr. Riddle’s father admitted to abandoning his wife, however, did not acknowledge his son. Mr. Riddle has recently been convicted for the murders of his uncle, father, and paternal grandparents. Mr. Riddle has admitted to torturing and killing the pet animals of fellow orphans as well as tormenting other children in the orphanage.Mr. Riddle excelled in school, earning good grades and rising to prominent leadership positions within his house and the student body. Mr. Riddle often stole trinkets from other children in the orphanage and admitted to stealing valued items from wealthy clients when he worked for a consignment shop.Mr. Riddle has never had close friends, however in school and later in adult life he attracted a band of followers who would carry out his evil and tortuous plans. These followers would express blind loyalty and would be branded with Mr. Riddle’s tattoo. Mr. Riddle has never trusted these followers and has admitted to killing or having killed any follower who he perceived betrayed him.Mr. Riddle also believes that the more people he kills the more immortal and invincible he becomes. Environment Prior to his incarceration, Mr. Riddle had no stable residence. Mr. Riddle lived in hiding for almost fifteen years relying on personal associates to provide accommodations. Mr. Riddle traveled extensively and exhibited no need for personal residence. Mr. Riddle had no income or job. His support system was made up of band of followers that Mr. Riddle would manipulate to meet his needs. Mr. Riddle is currently in solitary confinement in a government run psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Human contact is limited to a jailer who brings meals and transports Mr. Riddle to counseling sessions. Mr. Riddle spends twentytwo hours in his cell, one hour a day in counseling, and one hour a day of yard time (weather permitting). Presenting Issues Mr. Riddle has delusions of magical powers, an ability to talk to and understand snakes and their language, and believes that he is invincible. Mr. Riddle believes he is “the most powerful wizard in the world.”Mr. Riddle has had a murderous fixation on one juvenile boy. He has admitted to killing the boy’s parents 18 years ago and has made seven attempts on the boy, Harry Potter’s, life. The last attempt on Mr. Potter’s life resulted in Mr. Riddle’s apprehension. He has been convicted on 6 counts of first-degree murder and 6 counts of attempted murder.Mr. Riddlebelieves that during his last encounter with Mr. Potter his immortality was taken from him and now he is expressing depression and fear of death. Conclusions Mr. Riddle’s belief that he has magical powers and had immortality suggests that he has psychotic delusions. His inability to form lasting and meaningful relationships also suggest attachment disorder stemming from feelings of neglect and abandonment by his mothers death and his remaining families disowning or lack of acknowledgment of relationship to him. Mr. Riddle also has an unhealthy fixation on Mr. Potter as part of his delusions and continues to discuss his desire to kill Mr. Potter to reassume his immortality. Possible Diagnosis 1. Major Depressive Disorders, Single Episode, and Severe With Psychotic Features 2. Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood, Inhibited Type 3. Antisocial Personality Disorder 4. Narcissistic Personality Disorder 5. Client does not have a home, family, or employment. Client is serving multiple life sentences in a maximum-securityprison. Resources Mr. Riddle will be referred to a Psychiatrist for further evaluation and possible medication. Mr. Riddle should continue with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT was developed by Aaron Beck, and has been used for intervention in delusions and paranoid beliefs associated with psychotic disorders (Houffman, Kim, Lola, and Silva, 2003). According to Houffman et al., (2003), cognitive behavioral therapy, combined with antipsychotics are successful in treating delusional disorders. This study affirms that CBT should help the client correct faulty cognitions and behavior. Upon release Mr. Riddle will need housing and employment resources. He should live in a supervised group home while re-assimilation to life outside of prison. Mr. Riddle is of normal intelligence and should be able to secure reasonable employment with assistance. References American Psychiatric Association (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of disorders (4th ed.). Washington, D.C. Houffman, S., Kim, C., Loula, E., &Silva,S. (2003). To believe or not believe:conative and psychodynamic approaches to delusional disorder. Harvard Review Psychiatry, 11 20-29.
Case Study Patient Name: Psychosocial Evaluation: Date: History Environment Presenting Issues Conclusions Possible Diagnosis Resources References
Abnormal Psychology Project-Character Case Study Please review attachments Each student will choose a movie or book character and will provide a case study, which will include the following: 1. History of character 2. Environment in which the character currently exists 3. Current presenting issues of the character 4. Diagnosis and Evidence supporting conclusions 5. Resources available to assist character Grade: every student will find and summarize at least one journal article on the case study. Information should come from professional journals or books to support your case study. Create a word document with the references and notes from the sources in APA formatting. Some of the criteria used in grade determination will include: research quality, interpretation of research, project content, synthesis and balance of information presented, organization and presentation of paper, and personal reaction to topic. All projects must reflect original work by the students in this course. Materials for this project must be used only for this project in this course. All written materials turned in should be typed and reflect APA formal presentation style.

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