“In these stories, the identities and locations have been changed to ensure client confidentiality.”
A 16-year old boy was referred for treatment because of his increasing difficulty functioning. His presenting problems included speech and language problems, learning disabilities, poor impulse control and substance abuse. He also suffered from rapid changes in his mood, and at times appeared to gaze off into space and “zone out.”
It was unclear which aspects of his problems were due to psychiatric illness and which were related to possible subtle underlying neurologic problems caused by his 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.
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