Bart Simpson Case Study

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Name: Aubrey Balmonte Date: 09/06/15 Assignment #2 5 points After you have read chapter 11, go to You Tube and view Bart Simpson-A Case Study in ADHD. Answer the following questions and be prepared to discuss them with your group in class. Bring your responses to class with you. 1. What type of ADHD does Bart display? What are the behaviors that support your selection? • The type of ADHD Bart displays is the inattentive type of ADHD. The behaviors that support my selection are Bart’s high levels of distractibility, disorganization, inability to complete or stay on task, become easily bored, restless, inability to follow instructions, and frequent urges to finish tasks. He also seems to have the associated comorbidity of oppositional defiant…show more content…
(Ackley, B. J., & Ladwig, G. B, 2013) 4. The evidence for ADHD as genetically linked has identified the interaction of several genes and the environment. Are there any genetic risk factors in the Simpson family that might indicate a genetic link to Bart’s behavioral issues? HOMER- Homer seems to have signs and symptoms of ADHD as well. He has the inability to stay focused, inability to stay on task, is disorganized, forgetful, and has high levels of distractibility, all of which are characteristics similar to his son, Bart. In addition, Homer has bursts of explosive temper, which is an aggressive behavior associated with ADHD. Thus, it seems there may be a genetic link between the father and son. MARGE- It seems that Marge has an anxiety disorder that is an associated comorbidity of ADHD. However, there seems to be no evidence of genetic link related to ADHD between Marge and Bart. LISA- It seems that Lisa has depression that is an associated comorbidity of ADHD. However, there seems to be no evidence of genetic link related to ADHD between Lisa and
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