Anxiety Disorder And Anxiety Disorders Essay

1864 Words Apr 13th, 2016 null Page
Although LP explicitly mentioned that he was not experiencing any anxiety or panic during an exam, he may still be going through anxiety without recognizing one. Indeed, LP indicated that he is not a good test taker, and that he is often unable to demonstrate his knowledge on an exam. In spite of a lack of his self-awareness, this notion of anxiety presents a possibility of generalized anxiety disorder described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5, APA, 2013). As LP implied that he slightly experiences difficulty concentrating, he meets one of the criteria described on item C. In addition, LP indicated that he is able to actively participate in class discussion to present his knowledge and information he successfully obtained from the lecture. This observational remark suggests that LP’s conscious attention on allotted time to complete an exam could potentially elicit anxiety. However, as LP does not honestly endorse any of his anxiety symptoms, and as one criterion that LP meets can be still insignificantly conclusive, generalized anxiety disorder is evidently considered to be a rule-out. LP reported that he is not a good test taker, as it can be difficult for him to concentrate on a task sometimes. This difficulty to concentrate presents a diagnostic feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Based on his observed behaviors during the assessment, the most appropriate subtype is inattentive. The intake…

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