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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Case Study Essay

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 314.01

V62.3 academic or educational problem
V62.4 social exclusion or rejection
V61.20 parent-child relationship problem

314.01 – Hannah meets the diagnostic criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Although she is only six, she displays both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity that negatively affect her socially and academically and are not appropriate for her developmental level. These features have presented in Hannah for several years, but they have become more prominent now that she is in school. Therefore, she has combined presentation of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity with mild severity.
Hannah exhibits inattention in many forms. She cannot sustain
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He displays a developmentally inappropriate and excessive fear/anxiety about separation from his father who is a major attachment figure. This excessive fear/anxiety is persistent in that it has lasted over three months. It is also significantly distressing and impairing in that Robbie is unable to be away from his father, attend school regularly, or make friends. Lastly, Robbie’s behavior is not better explained by another mental disorder. Robbie shows excessive distress when anticipating or experiencing separation from his father. Prior to separation, he will become extremely anxious and often report abdominal pain. During separation, such as while at school, he will remain overly anxious and become severely upset, sometimes to the point of vomiting. Robbie has a persistent and excessive worry that something is going to happen to his dad. However, he does not specific what he thinks might happen. Robbie often refuses to go to school because of fear of separation from his father, which has caused him to miss nearly 20 days of school. He also refuses to sleep away from his father and insists on sleeping in the same bed as him. Overall, Robbie’s fear of separation from his father is causing significant impairment in his
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