Diagnosis of neurodevelopmental and/or disruptive, impulse-control, | SOCW 6090 – Psychopathology for Social Work | Walden University

Jul 19, 2023

 

Submit your diagnosis for the client in the case (case study attached) Follow the guidelines below.

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  • The diagnosis should appear on one line in the following order.
    Note: Do not include the plus sign in your diagnosis. Instead, write the indicated items next to each other.

Code + Name + Specifier (appears on its own first line)
Z code (appears on its own line next with its name written next to the code)

Then, in 1–2 pages, respond to the following:

  • Explain how you support the diagnosis by specifically identifying the criteria from the case study.
    • Describe in detail how the client’s symptoms match up with the specific diagnostic criteria for all the disorder that you finally selected for the client. Note: You do not need to repeat the diagnostic code in the discussion.
  • Identify the differential diagnosis you considered.
  • Explain why you excluded this diagnosis/diagnoses. 
  • Explain the specific factors of culture that are or may be relevant to the case and the diagnosis, which may include the cultural concepts of distress.
  • Explain why you chose the Z codes you have for this client.
    Remember: When using Z codes, stay focused on the psychosocial and environmental impact on the client within the last 12 months.

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