The week of my discussion
For this Discussion, review The Case of Chase, analyze Chase’s story, and note his original DSM-IV diagnosis. Using the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, determine Chase’s primary clinical diagnosis. Next, note the changes in the Autism Spectrum disorders, and include the Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention (ICD-10-CM, Z codes) in your diagnosis. Then identify the potential risk and prognostic factors from both the biological and environmental perspective.
• What should Chase’s diagnosis be according to the DSM-5 criteria?
• What predisposing and risk factors led to the outcome of this case?
• What potential protective factors could have been introduced to address this situation?
• Do you think these protective factors may have changed the outcome and diagnosis?