Assessing a 9-year-old male client with ADHD

Assessing a 9-year-old male client with ADHD

Assessing a 9-year-old male client with ADHD

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Week 11 Discussion Board Question;

JS, a 9-year-old male client with ADHD – hyperactive type, was brought to the child psychiatry clinic by his mother for his regular appointment. During the evaluation, she reported episodic erratic behavior marked by euphoria, loss of balance, and confusion. In your interview with JS, he discloses that every day after school he sneaks into the kitchen cupboard and drinks some of “mom’s Koolaid she drinks with dinner” before his parents get home from work. His description of “mom’s Koolaid” leads you to suspect he is talking about wine. Assessing a 9-year-old male client with ADHD

Answer the questions below following the above scenario:

  1. Is it possible for a 9-year-old child to have a substance use disorder?
  2. What additional information would you want to know to understand what is going on with JS.
  3. How would you approach talking with JS and his mother?

Assignment Evaluation

Each Discussion Board Response will be evaluated according the to the following rubric:

Criterion Possible  
Relevance 4 Response addresses the case study prompt.
Evidence Based 4 Response identifies and synthesizes the evidence in the literature
Critical Thinking 5 Review demonstrates critical thinking
Mechanics 2 Writing is logical, APA 7th used; no errors in spelling, grammar, citations or references

Bearing in mind :


The student will:

  1. Examine connections of broad ecological, global, and social determinants of mental health to the etiology and clinical manifestations of psychiatric disorders (PMH-NP CC I & VII; DNP Essentials I, II, III, V, VII & VIII; KMRI)
  2. Apply understanding of epidemiology and risk analysis of prevalence of disorders or behaviors in exploration of diverse populations across the lifespan (PMH-NP CC VII; DNP Essentials I, II, III, VII & VIII; KRI)
  3. Analyze the relationship between normal and specific system alterations associated with mental health problems, psychiatric disorders, and treatment (PMH-NP CC I ;DNP Essentials I, III, VIII; KI)
  4. Evaluates the impact of psychiatric disorders on the patient’s cultural, ethnic, & spiritual identity and the impact of practices on outcomes of care (PMH-NP CC VII; DNP Essentials II & V; MR)
  5. Implement advanced decision-making skills applicable to the diagnosis and development of a management plan for patients experiencing psychiatric disorders (PMH-NP CC IV ;DNP Essentials I, III, VIII; KI)
  6. Explore praxis with the use of technology for thinking and learning about psychiatric disorders and psychopathology (DNP Essentials III; I)

Use at least 2 peer review articles/ journals that is not more than 5 years each for both questions , our required textbook, making it a total of 5 references. 2 pages in all .


Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan and Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Co. ISBN 9781609139711