Psychopathology & Counseling Paper
In a 500-750 words APA paper:
Read the Case Study for “Johnny” and review/score the DSM-5 Parent/Guardian-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure—Child Age 6–17 form completed by the mother (attached). What information do you gather from the data in this instrument? What will you do next—based on the information from the Level 1 Measure? Utilize the DSM-5 Parent/Guardian-Rated Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measure—Child Age 6–17 measure to differentiate between issues associated with typical childhood behaviors and clinically-significant psychiatric phenomena (psychopathology).
- Based on your findings, do you assess that “Johnny” needs a formal referral to a pediatric psychiatrist/psychologist/counselor?
- Assign the appropriate DSM 5 diagnoses for “Johnny” in descending order, from the dominant, to the least dominant. For each diagnosis you assign, provide an explanation of the diagnostic criteria you assessed to be compelling, as found in the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria monograph for each disorder. What diagnostic impression do you reach based on the information gathered about Johnny? Explain your rationale in ruling-out other diagnoses.
- Next, review the articles provided and react to the point of views presented in the article. Do you believe that ADHD disorders are over diagnosed in the US? Select and defend your position.