’m studying for my Social Science class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?
Choose a fictional character (e.g., from a book, movie, TV show) that presents with a psychosocial problem (e.g., depression, relationship problems, incarceration).
Note: Some film suggestions for fictional characters are: White Oleander; Girl, Interrupted; Little Miss Sunshine; or Antoine Fisher. But maybe another movie, book or TV show.
- Determine a clinical, formal diagnosis for this character using the criteria of the DSM-5.
- Then choose three words that best describe the diagnosis. These three words should distinguish this diagnosis from any other diagnosis.
Write 2 to 3 page paper presenting the following.
A brief description of the fictional character and story
A description of the presenting problem of the fictional character
Your full clinical diagnosis using the DSM-5; consider the criteria supporting your diagnosis, the severity and specifiers (if appropriate) and Z Codes.
Include the rationale behind choosing the three words to best describe the diagnosis. The three words you have chosen for your diagnosis should also fit this individual’s mental disorder.