Derek and Meredith: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder Case

Through your analysis of the case study and your reading in the DSM-5, describe how Derek or Meredith meets the criteria of the disorder you have chosen.

What disorder (choose only one) does Derek or Meredith show signs of having? What are the diagnostic criteria as outlined in the DSM-5 for that disorder? How does Derek or Meredith meet those criteria? Remember to discuss how elements in the young person’s history contribute to this diagnosis. Discuss how the immediate history of the offense might support the diagnosis.