Dsm-5 Case study

This is a discussion question not a paper:

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.

Also respond to the following:

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?


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

  • “Neurodevelopmental Disorders” (pp. 31–86)
  • “Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention” (pp. 715–727)