Diagnosis of Dora the Explorer. Dora the Explorer The patient is a 5 year old girl named Dora.

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  • Diagnosis of Dora the Explorer
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  • Dora the Explorer The patient is a 5 year old girl named Dora.
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  • Dora the Explorer She is a balanced bilingual who speaks English and Spanish equally well. Hola Hi
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  • Dora the Explorer She has a friend she calls Boots. Boots is a monkey who she believes is real and can talk.
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  • Dora the Explorer Dora also talks to her backpack and a map.
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  • Dora the Explorer Dora believes that a fox (that she calls Swiper) is always trying to steal from her.
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  • Dora the Explorer Doras visual acuity seems to be poor. She often can not locate items that are directly in front of her. Can you see a rainbow?
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  • Dora the Explorer Dora has a tendency to repeat herself. It is common for her to say the phrase Can you say several times an hour. Can you say star? Can you say night?
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  • Dora the Explorer Dora appears to be obsessed with the number 3. She always looks for 3 tasks, 3 clues, 3 places, etc. 1 2 3
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  • Dora the Explorer Dora often goes on adventures unsupervised.
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  • Dora the Explorer Despite the apparent lack of parental involvement in Doras life she is not without family support. She has a cousin Diego whom she spends a significant amount of time with and who helps her complete her tasks.
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Dora seems to be suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia. Symptoms Delusions: She thinks her backpack and map are alive (depersonalization). She thinks that Swiper is always trying to rob her (persecution) Hallucinations: She can hear her backpack and map talking to her (auditory) Echolalia: She repeats phrases Axis I: Clinical Syndromes
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Dora suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms: Her obsession with the number 3 Her compulsion to complete tasks Her compulsion to repeat Axis I: Clinical Syndromes
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Dora displays evidence of a Dependent Personality. She is unable to complete any task independently. She seems to be dependent on her friends and the audience to help her. Axis 2: Personality disorders
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Dora has poor eyesight as evidenced by her inability to see what is directly in front of her. Axis 3: General Medical Conditions Can you see the corn?
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Dora does not seem to have adequate adult supervision. She often goes on adventures unsupervised and engages in risky behavior such as crossing the bridge Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
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  • Diagnosis of Dora She does, however, have a cousin and other friends that seem to provide the support system she needs. Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Doras would be rated as 50 on the GAF scale. She hangs out with unsavory characters. She wears clothes that dont fit and dont match. Axis V: Global Assessment of Function (GAF) Scale: Stomach hanging out Gang affiliation?
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  • Diagnosis of Dora Her highest GAF this year would be an 80. However, despite her delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, and OCD tendency, she functions relatively well. She even manages to influence little children. Axis V: Global Assessment of Function (GAF) Scale:

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