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1. CASE: Describe the salient features of the case. Sufficient information needs to be provided so others can understand the case study.
2. DIAGNOSIS: What is the diagnosis for the person in the case study? The diagnosis needs
to be clearly stated. Provide the diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis identified and describe
the behaviors from the case study that support each of the diagnostic criteria that apply to the
person in the case study.
3. MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Are there any medical conditions that are important to the
understanding or management of the individual’s mental disorder? If so, please identify and
discuss how it is important. If not, then indicate that there are no medical conditions that would
4. PSYCHOSOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. List the titles of the areas that
apply and support your observations with information from the case study.
• Problems with primary support group including family circumstances
• Problems related to the social environment
• Problems related to life management difficulty
• Problems relating to lifestyle
• Problems related to education and literacy
• Problems related to employment and unemployment
• Problems related to housing and economic circumstances
• Problems with access to health care services
• Problems related to interaction with the legal system/crime
• Problems related to other psychosocial and environmental problems
• Problems related to negative events in childhood
5. MODEL: Discuss what Model of Abnormality best explains the causes (etiology) of the
disorder in this case? What information supports your answer? The model needs to be identified
and detailed information needs to be discussed in support for the model(s) as to how and why
it best explains the etiology of the disorder. It is possible to use more than one model, but solid
information needs to be provided for each model. Discuss the specifics of the model and the
specifics of the case study that support the model. Do not discuss treatments in this section.
Keep in mind that the treatments for a particular disorder are not necessarily the same Model that explains the etiology.
Some notes from the book below:
Slide 2 of 4: Hoarding: A Life of Clutter
Hoarding disorder has been added as a disorder in DSM-5. This video focuses on the symptoms and treatment for two individuals who are unable to throw away any possessions, a behavioral pattern that has caused them to become extremely uncomfortable in their own homes. In the video, psychologists examine the possible roots of this dysfunctional pattern. The clip also features a treatment session.
People who display hoarding disorder feel that they must save items, and they become very distressed if they try to discard them (APA, 2013). These feelings make it difficult for them to part with possessions, resulting in an extraordinary accumulation of items that clutter their lives and living areas. This pattern causes the individuals significant distress and may greatly impair their personal, social, or occupational functioning (Mathes et al., 2020; Mataix-Cols & Fernández de la Cruz, 2019). It is common for them to wind up with numerous useless and valueless items, from junk mail to broken objects to unused clothes. Parts of their homes may become inaccessible because of the clutter. For example, sofas, kitchen appliances, or beds may be unusable. In addition, the pattern often results in fire hazards, unhealthful sanitation conditions, or other dangers.
It all adds up Richard Wallace sits in a more-than-cluttered bedroom (which doubles as his office) at his home in the village of Westcott outside London. He has been hoarding objects progressively throughout his life, including newspapers, magazines, bottles, cartons, and grocery packaging — causing him considerable distress and interfering with his daily life.
Please take a look at Richard Wallace case study
This is all in the book: Comer, Abnormal Psychology 11 edition
Please reference the book in this case study.