Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses analysis of a diagnosis of a behavioral disorder in a teenage. Based upon his school reports, he has always been a shy boy, tending to prefer his own company to active interaction with his peers at school. He performs well in ICT based work, but where his oral skills and class participation is concerned, A seems reluctant to take an active part. As per his school assessment reports, A stutters and blushes when asked to make oral presentations and appears to be tongue-tied most of the time. During P.E. sessions, he appears to prefer solitary physical activities as opposed to playing in teams. He appears anxious and nervous when interacting with his peers and teachers and spends his lunch breaks eating alone or playing on the school computers.
A reports that he prefers to be alone most of the time out of the fear that his peers might find him awkward and he is afraid he might embarrass himself when interacting with them. He also reports that his inner anxiety tends to make him self-conscious and irritable whenever he finds himself in situations where he needs to interact with others. He also has difficulty sleeping most nights, because of the tension generated through his thoughts and worry about facing school every day. His family environment only appears to exacerbate his condition, because he is the only child and both his parents also lead fairly solitary lives. An also reports that since the onset of adolescence, he has only found himself even more anxious and self-conscious.
There is no indication that A is abusing drugs, he reports that he does not drink either, so he is not in danger of developing the symptoms of alcoholism. As per the diagnostic criteria laid out in the DSM-IV, it appears that A is suffering from generalized social anxiety disorder, because it is “not due to the direct psychological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., hyperthyroidism).