I have chosen to assess a family from a 1991 movie by the name of Prince of Tides. It is a story about a multigenerational family in crisis told from the perspective of the main character Tom Wingo. In this paper, I will be using the Friedman Family Assessment Model to provide a description of the family being assessed, a three generational genogram, an assessment of this family, my impressions and my suggestions for interventions.
Living with ADHD, I face many obstacles in my life regarding school, work, extracurricular activities and in other aspects of my life. I was officially diagnosed with ADHD when I was in the seventh grade, but despite the diagnosis later in my life, I always experienced difficulty involving school. The main challenges I face include my homework, especially if it is an assignment I have received in advance. When it comes to working on my homework, I am never able to sit down and finish it; I am always bouncing around from subject to subject. Because of the constant bouncing around while doing my homework, the biggest problem that I face with my ADHD arises, disorganization. Because my mind is moving at such a rapid pace, I never clean up my materials
Down syndrome is a condition which extra genetic material slows down the way in which an individual develops, both physically and mentally. As stated by the NHS; each individual with down syndrome is affected differently and can vary, some may need a lot of medical assistance whereas others may lead a normal healthy lifestyle but share similar characteristics.
The human brain is a biological masterpiece and is the most advanced organ on the face of the planet. In Richard Restak’s essay “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era,” he speaks about how the advancements in technology in this modern era have affected the brain’s habits and functions. Multitasking is requiring the brain to change how it functions, its organizations, and efficiency throughout day-to-day tasks and is also enabling people to do things otherwise not possible.
When therapist asked client about the alternative behavior, client reported that he tried to talk to the aunt about his oldest sister bossing him around, but his aunt tried to avoid it because she does not want to fight with her. Client reported that he feels angry 2-3 times a week because he argues with his foster sister and feels bad about it. When therapist processed with client his feelings about being stressed by his family. When therapist psycheducated client about the types of anxiety and having anxiety related to study or any future plan is okay since is not preventing him from functioning.
Pt is 43 years old AA female who decided to return to OMHC after the program that she attended, Universal Counseling, was closed down. Initial admission to OMHC was around 2012. Pt has been diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar, and Anxiety Disorder in the past. Her depressive episodes started at the age of 13 and after she was sexually assaulted by distant uncle. She later developed aggressive behavior around late teen and was involved in numerous arrests, starting the age of 18. Pt grew up in violence environment. "I used to watch my father beating up my mother." In 2003, pt was involved with a man, who later became her husband. The relationship was abusive. "He was verbally and emotionally abusive." The instability in the relationship has also led to numerous arrests for both pt and ex-husband. "He got arrested but he always got away with it. I was the one who would usually stay in jail." At times, her husband would change the stories of their verbal and physical altercation, leading to pt being arrested.
In the case, Jarron Draper v. Atlanta Independent School System, the school district failed to provide services under the IDEA to Jarron Draper, a student with disabilities. His teachers referred the child for services in second grade. Although he had dyslexia, he was misdiagnosed with mild intellectual disabilities and was placed in a self-contained classroom rather than in a mainstreamed environment. The evaluation remained in place and was not updated every three years as required by law. By the time Jarron reached high school his academic abilities were only at the third grade level. When the school finally reassessed his abilities, they realized that the testing was flawed and that he had low-average intellectual ability. In addition,
Throughout the case file, we can see that the mother, Andrea S., has many types of personal and health issues: depression, schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder. Also, with her having these issues she tends to become depressed or another person, which has resulted in her becoming a “monster.” Vincent told the Child Protective Service (CPS) worker that he was afraid his mother would be come a “monster,” but never said his reason. Also, the safety threats was neglect because Andrea tried to kill herself, which put Vincent in harms way because he would have been there all by himself. Even though he would have been there all by himself, the trauma
She doesn 't display any significant externalizing or conduct problems in school. Madison mother reports high levels of hyperactive behaviors at home. Madison demonstrates good social and communication skills, creativity, works well in groups and is able to work under pressure in school. In the home, Madison displays difficulties with organizations and leadership skills. Mrs. Crilley reports higher levels of inattentive behaviors in addition to difficulty with schoolwork and performance. Madison is at-risk for anxiety, in addition to clinically significant levels of self- control. Furthermore, she identified feelings of depression, low self- esteem and anxiety. Reports of Madison’s behavior display high levels of stress with taking exams. Although her personal adjustment composite was within the average range, Madison demonstrates her difficulty with her self-esteem, which can impact her school and home
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more well-known as ADHD, is a disorder that affects 9% of children in the U.S. When left untreated, ADHD can lead the sufferer to be unable to cope in school or socially and possibly leads to depression. ADHD is a hyperactivity disorder with many symptoms that can be treated through therapy, emotional counselling, and use of medications.
Many children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and the amount of those children being prescribed a medication for their disorder has grown largely in the last couple of years. This caused concern to arise in doctors; some of them went as far to say that most children diagnosed and treated for ADHD are really just immature and undisciplined (Koplewicz). Even if this is untrue, they say that the children would do better if treated with alternative options. Children diagnosed with ADHD are in serious distress, but not because of bad teaching or parenting. It is because their brains work differently than others, and they need to be treated properly. Doctors should continue to treat ADHD with medications such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. One reason for this is that stimulants and medications are more successful in controlling the symptoms of ADHD than any alternative methods; also, no serious side effects have been reported by someone using these medications. Lastly, misdiagnosis will likely not occur in the care of a well trained pediatrician.
When I was in 6th grade I couldn’t focus in class or focus on really anything. I was constantly moving and had to be active or I’d start getting body shakes just to get energy out. When my parents became aware of this they were immediately concerned and took me to the doctor soon after. I was taken to a testing center where they put a weird looking red hat on my head, put some sort of gel on the top of my head and asked me a bunch of questions. The whole procedure took about an hour and by the end I was diagnosed with ADHD. Thereafter, I was put on a stimulant medication that helped greatly with my inattention and hyperactivity. Thus bringing my grades up tremendously. There for, children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should take medication as a part of treatment because it helps subdue the associated mental gaps such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Along For the Ride, by Sarah Dessen, is about a girl named Auden whose parents have divorced. Auden also has insomnia, a disorder in which you are unable to sleep. Based off of what I read so far, as well as my double entries, I think Auden might benefit from professional couseling for her insomnia, and Auden makes poor decisions.
I have chosen to write a review of the movie “I am Sam” because it is a powerful, emotional film about love, the family bonds, and parenting challenges. The main character, Sam, lived in Los Angeles, CA in the 1990s. Sam has the mental capacity of seven years old, he works at Starbucks and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandoned them after she gave birth to his daughter. Sam is an avid Beatles fan and named his daughter Lucy Diamond after the Beatles song. Sam’s mental impairments are autistic tendencies and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sam’s moderate obsessive-compulsive disorder interferes with social and occupational activities and only when he is surrounded by his “mentally challenged” friends or people who he trusts, then his anxiety level decreases. He deals with life his way by following an established routine dictated by his OCD, and any changes to this routine cause to Sam a lot of stress.
His eyes. His eyes. His eyes, those eyes. They’re the color of everything that’s beautiful. The color of pine trees, the center dark green, the colors of a bruise, but the edges change to the brown color of dead grass. But they aren’t ugly like dead grass; they are as beautiful as the night sky. Eyelashes dark and long, like wings of a bird. His skin is the color of cream, smooth like silk. Silky cream skin. His fingers are long and thing, nails trimmed to perfection. His fingers tips ice like, but the rest of him is the warm sun. He’s strong like a tree, but slim like a piece of bamboo. Shoulders bold, looking even stronger with the white tux he wears. Smooth without one single crinkle. His feet a funny, they stick out when he strides down