- Develop a fictional client for this case study providing a brief summary of the case, including: (Please read my summary below)
- Name, age, gender
- Family history
- School history
- Employment history
- Social history
- Current family dynamics
- Outline specific symptoms the client is experiencing, including:
- Summarize the etiology for the disorder (genetic and environmental)
- Provide appropriate treatment planning (therapy – individual/group/family)
- Discuss two types of theoretical approaches that have been used with this disorder. Include the key figures, specific methods used, and pros/cons of each approach.
- Choose one of these therapeutic approaches and describe techniques that have been shown to be effective with this disorder.
- Discuss the recommended medication(s)
- Examine the biological changes in the brain that occur with the medication(s) and how this changes behavior
- Suggest other treatments and include the rationale for each.
- Determine the final prognosis and conclude the case study.
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Kevin is 17 years old male. He has just escaped from a teenage summer rehab for meth users. He did not follow the rules and he is back living with his mom and back in school. His mother talks a mile a minute over him when you meet them together the first time. She smiles at you with a Cheshire grin and talks about how much she loves Kevin and how much he means to her, how they’ve grown up together since the father left when he was born. She begins to bad mouth the father. Kevin rolls his eyes. Then she exclaims how she cannot put up with his behavior, sneaking out at night, staying up all night, pacing and not helping around the house. She is at her wits end and admits that she feels like hitting him at times.
Kevin seems more mature than his years. He lights up when he talks about playing the electric guitar in a local band and writing songs. He says we wants to quit meth and wants to do it on his own. Mother interjects that he hasn’t been able to do it yet and it’s been a year of trying. Mother also says she wants him to do well in school and knows he can when he applies himself. She wants help around the house.
Its apparent Kevin feels really guilty for the things he’s done while doing meth – stealing from friends, lying and doing other drugs. He also feels guilty if he says anything negative about his mom, even though she drives him crazy, his acting out has a lot to do with his relationship with her and the fact that the father has not been around. Kevin’s parents divorced when he was 5 years old. Academically, Kevin is currently receiving “D’s” and “F’s”. Mother states that she is enrolling him in after-school tutoring.
It is evident that Kevin has a substance abuse problem and that there is a parent relational issue going on between Kevin and his mother.
Kevin states experiencing a very low mood, having trouble concentrating, feeling very anxious, having difficulty initiating and staying asleep at night, and occasionally has suicidal thoughts. Kevin is unemployed. Mother works as a Vocational Nurse at a local nursing facility. She is a single mother and often picks up extra shifts.
You are welcome to improve this fictional case summary.
Thank you very much!!!!