1. Patient Description:
Patient is a young school age boy with light brown hair and deep brown eyes. He has a very friendly demeanor and is dressed in a polo shirt, shorts, and wears uneven socks. He lives in a home with his mother and attends school regularly. He states that he likes school but that his favorite time of day is when he is in his bedroom playing with his toys. He says that his best friend is his stuffed bear, Pooh and that he waits for him every day until he returns from school. Patient immediately starts talking about a wonderful place that he visits with his toys calls the "Hundred Acre Wood." When inquired if this is a place that he dreams about he replies that it is not in fact a dream, and that he visits this magical
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The patient shows signs of positive schizophrenic symptoms including both auditory and visual hallucinations, since he thinks that his toys are alive and communicates with them. The patient also shows no indication of violent actions or thoughts which is common with schizophrenia. Although his disorder is a relatively mild case due to it not interfering with school, treatment is necessary to keep the disorder from progressing. Possible causes may include a reaction to stress, brain abnormalities such as dopamine over activity, and genetics. More testing is necessary to point out a sure cause. Treatment options include the use of antipsychotic drugs such as Thorazine, Prolixin, or Loxapine. Also beneficial would be weekly psychotherapy to help the patient learn more about his disorder, and a psychiatrist to manage his medicines. If all of these options fail, patient can consider Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) which has been shown to help not only patients suffering from depression but also schizophrenia. These treatments will help both the patient and his family learn necessary coping skills to help live a healthy and happy life.
2. Patient Description:
Patient is a young bear with yellow fur, black eyes, and a red t-shirt. Patient also claims to live in a tree in the woods. Patient's love of honey came up immediately in the interview. He constantly says that there is a "rumbly in his tumbly" and