Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Unrealistic academic, social, or family expectations can create a strong sense of rejection and can lead to deep disappointment. When things go wrong at school or at home, teens often overreact. Many young people feel that life is not fair or that things "never go their way.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. His presenting problems included speech and language problems, learning disabilities, poor impulse control and substance abuse.
Using the BioPsychoSocial Model of diagnostic evaluation and treatment, the evaluation was positive for signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Depression, as well as a Temporal Lobe Syndrome resulting from the substance abuse.
In addition, neuropsychological testing indicated cognitive limitations that had not been previously identified.
The recommendations for stimulant medication to treat the ADHD, along with anti-seizure medication to treat the temporal lobe syndrome, made a significant difference with this young man. He was placed on Adderall for the ADHD, had a partial improvement, and then Cymbalta was added to his treatment regimen to address his depression.
Lamictal was then added which effectively treated his temporal lobe symptoms. He spent three weeks in intensive daily psychotherapy to address his behavioral problems and was then placed in a vocational training program which addressed both his cognitive limitations and his psychiatric problems, while teaching him tangible job skills.
Currently his mood is improved, behavioral problems are greatly reduced and he is able to focus on his vocational training.
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Adolescent Depression Case Study: Adolescent depression is the emotional disorder occurring among teenagers which is characterized with the constant low mood.
The adolescent age is the specific period of the human development. This period is characterized with the profound changes of the teenager’s psychology, physiology and social life. Leanne: A Case Study in Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent Leanne came to the office because she stated that her depression had worsened in recent months and that she was feeling nervous and panicky almost daily.
Teen Case Study Notes: This is a case study of a 15 year old Female. She was not previously diagnosed and this was a single four hour session with before and after data collection the same day.
She was not previously diagnosed and this was a single four hour session with before and after data collection the same day. Teen Depression Case Study 5. Printer-friendly version. Teen Case Study Notes: This is a case study of a year-old Female. She was not previously diagnosed and this was a single four-hour session with before and after data collection the same day.
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