This Assignment is your first diagnosis for the course, in which you use a case

This Assignment is your first diagnosis for the course, in which you use a case

This Assignment is your first diagnosis for the course, in which you use a case study to practice diagnosing mental disorders using the DSM-5-TR. You will conduct a similar diagnosis each remaining week. Remember these key requirements:
The diagnosis must have a code written in the correct format on its own line, with specifiers if appropriate.
Any Z codes come below that, each on their own line.
Following this is the diagnostic summary—a discussion of the symptoms that supports the diagnosis.
There may be more than one diagnosis for the client. All diagnoses must be listed.
Remember: This is your fist attempt, so focus especially on the how of the diagnosis. How do you use the DSM-5-TR to connect symptoms and behaviors with criteria?
Finally, recall that neurodevelopmental disorders may be co-occurring (i.e., more than one disorder at the same time). Here, as in many diagnoses, there is no single symptom that miraculously points to a disorder. The principal disorder (i.e., the one needing more immediate attention) should be listed first.
Submit your diagnosis for the client in the case. Follow the guidelines below.
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
Required Readings
American Psychiatric Association. (2022). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5-TR) (5th ed., text rev.).
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Read the introduction to this classification on pages 35–37. Then, focus on:
“Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder” (pp. 54–56)
“Autism Spectrum Disorder” (pp. 56–68) “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder” (pp.68–76)
“Tic Disorders” (pp. 93–98)
Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
Read the introduction to this classification on pages 521–522. Then, focus on:
“Oppositional Defiant Disorder” (pp. 522–527)
“Intermittent Explosive Disorder” (pp. 527–530)
“Conduct Disorder” (pp. 530–537)
American Psychiatric Association. (2022). DSM-5-TR online assessment measures. Links to an external site.
Scattolin, M. A. de A., Resegue, R. M., & do Rosário, M. C. (2022). The impact of the environment on neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood.Links to an external site. Jornal de Pediatria, 98(Suppl. 1), S66–S72.
Topal, Z., Demir S. N., Taskiran, S., Tufan, A. E., & Semerci, B. (2018). Social communication disorder: A narrative review on current insights.Links to an external site. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 14, 2039–2046.
Document: Week 3 Case Study
Note: Your Instructor will post an Announcement this week with details for retrieving the case study..

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