Case Study 4 SU19.docx - Diagnosis F43.24 Adjustment.
A Case Analysis of MDT With an Adolescent With Conduct Personality Disorder and Fire Setting Behaviors Jack A. Apsche, Alexander M. Siv, Christopher K. Bass Abstract This case study examines a 16.5 -year- old male adolescent who engages in fire setting, severe aggression and self injurious and impulsive behaviors.
Adjustment disorder often occurs with one or more of the following: depressed mood, anxiety, disturbance of conduct (in which the patient violates rights of others or major age-appropriate.
Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct. Symptoms may include: Violation of the rights of others. Violation of societal norms and rules (truancy, destruction of property, reckless driving, or fighting) Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct.
The category of Adjustment Disorders include Unspecified, with Anxiety, with Depressed Mood, with Disturbance of Conduct, with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood, and with Mixed Disturbance of Emotions and Conduct. All of these disorders relate to a more difficult adjustment to a life situation than would normally be expected.
Adjustment Disorder must be resolved within 6 months of termination of the stressor (or its consequences). May persist longer than 6 months if it occurs in response to a chronic stressor; 16 Adjustment Disorder (cont.) Adjustment Disorders are coded based on subtype; The subtype is selected according to the predominant symptom.
Building an Evidence base for DSM-5 Conceptualizations of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder: Introduction to the Special Section. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(4), pp. 683-688. (2011) Oppositional defiant disorder: Symptoms, Psych Central.
Robert Needlman, in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (Fourth Edition), 2009. Adjustment Disorders and Medical Illness. Adjustment disorders are common among children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions. A review of studies of survivors of childhood cancer, for example, found frequent behavioral and emotional difficulties, including problems of depression, anxiety, stressed peer.