Diagnose the client and identify the both the psychosocial and psychopharmacological intervention that can be used
to treat the mental disorder. Moreover, you need to justify your diagnosis, the choice of psychosocial intervention, and identify the side effects of the psychopharmacological intervention.
Case 2: Kenny is an 8 year old, male, brought in for an evaluation upon the recommendation of his school. According to his parents he had no delays in language or cognitive development. He has exhibited difficulty socializing with his peers for a very long time and it appears to be getting worse. When the teacher or his classmates attempt to initiate conversation he seems to be unfocused with an odd eye-to-eye gaze. When he does initiate conversations with his peers, they are usually one-sided and focused on topics that interest him only. He has an interest in dinosaurs and spends most of his time in activities related to study of prehistoric animals. He is said to be unable to cope with the ordinary demands of everyday life. He is clumsy and impractical. His peers have no interest in socializing with him due to his constant blurting out of inappropriate and sometimes derogatory statements.
He is very precise - things must always happen the exact same way all of the time or else he would often throw a temper tantrum. If he came home from school and saw that a chair in the living room was moved out of place, he would scream and cry until it was moved back to its original spot.
His school recently implemented a new program where children would switch teachers/classrooms for 2 subjects per day. Kenny was very distressed about this disruption in his schedule and cried uncontrollably until his mother came to pick him up.
He has also exhibited a repetitive hand movement in which he would twist and untwist two fingers over and over again. During the interview, he made repetitive rocking movements as if trying to get comfortable in his chair. He repeated these movements several times a minute throughout the interview.