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2. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is associated with intrusive thoughts, negative moods, and thoughts, as well as difficulty falling or staying asleep that stem from a traumatic event (Wheeler, 2014). There are no reports of any traumatic events that © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 7 of 13
Practicum Experience Time Log and Journal Template happened in the client’s life. There is no indication of the client having problems falling or staying asleep. Even though the client has occasional negative mods, he does not have intrusive thoughts. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): ASD is a developmental disorder that is generally seen in the first two years of life (Kim et al., 2018). ASD is characterized by impaired language development as well as communication and behavior problems (Kim et al., 2018). The client did not have any developmental delays. Impaired communication is not an issue for this client as his demonstrated abstract thinking during the interview. 4. Depression or mood disorder: Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a mood disorder characterized by severe emotional symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities (NIMH, 2018). Clients with depression are noted to suffer from lack of sleep and weight loss from not having an appetite (NIMH, 2018). The client weight and BMI are normal, and he appears well nourished. No problems with sleep were reported by the client or guardian. 5. Specific Learning Disability (SLD): According to the Colorado Department of Education (2018), Specific Learning Disability is a disorder that affects the ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or do mathematical calculations as well as dyslexia, and developmental aphasia. ADHD presents with symptoms of attention and hyperactivity as well as learning disabilities. This client had problems with math and reading as a result of failing his classes but did not exhibit dyslexia or developmental aphasia. DSM-V Diagnosis : Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Combined presentation (314.01). Case Formulation: The client’s guardian report over the past six months that he has been less focused at home and school. He has been involved in several altercations at school that has caused him to © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 8 of 13
Practicum Experience Time Log and Journal Template get suspended. The client has trouble remembering his homework assignments and rules of the house. The client fails to complete classwork and is failing the majority of his classes. The client often talks back to the teachers and his guardian. The teachers report that he gets up out of his seat while she is teaching and disrupts the classroom. He constantly taps his pencil on his desk and stops only when asked, but shortly after asked he repeats his actions. According to the American Psychological Association (2013), the diagnosis for this client fits the description of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Combined presentations (314.01). According to the

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