Case report on Assessment and Management of Conduct Disorder of a 12-year-old
Keywords:Conduct disorder, I.Q Assessment, Child and adolescence, Cognive-Behavioural-Therapy, Nigeria
Case reports can be valuable in medical and psychological research, providing detailed and comprehensive information about specific cases. A detailed case report can provide insight into the identification of specific symptoms and behaviours displayed by the child, contributing to diagnosis, improving understanding, and informing treatment Strategies/options used to manage their condition. This information can be used to inform future research and treatment strategies for similar cases. Client Q.T. was a 12-year-old boy who presented with complaints of inappropriate age behaviour and being a slow learner. In formal assessment: Slosson Drawing Coordination Test (SDCT); Ravens Progressive Matrices (RPM); Draw a Person I.Q; Draw a Person (Personality); and the Clinician-Rated Severity of Conduct Disorder were used. In the informal assessment: clinical interviews; mental state examinations; and subjective ratings were used. The Client was diagnosed with conduct disorder. The management plan was devised based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques such as motivational interviews, Family therapy, art therapy, and social therapy. A total of 14 sessions (60 minutes/ per week) were conducted. A case report on assessing and managing conduct disorder in a 12-year-old can offer valuable insights into the disorder and inform future research and treatment strategies.The prevalence rate of conduct disorder is within the global range in our environment and tends to affect younger children. Policies should be implemented to screen these children at the school entrance to render appropriate health intervention.
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