Diagnosis of Dora the Explorer
Dora the ExplorerThe patient is a 5 year old girl named Dora.
Dora the ExplorerShe is a balanced bilingual who speaks English and Spanish equally well.
Dora the ExplorerShe has a friend she calls Boots. Boots is a monkey who she believes is real and can talk.
Dora the ExplorerDora also talks to her backpack and a map.
Dora the ExplorerDora believes that a fox (that she calls Swiper) is always trying to steal from her.
Dora the ExplorerDoras visual acuity seems to be poor. She often can not locate items that are directly in front of her.Can you see a rainbow?
Dora the ExplorerDora 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?
Dora the ExplorerDora appears to be obsessed with the number 3. She always looks for 3 tasks, 3 clues, 3 places, etc.123
Dora the ExplorerDora often goes on adventures unsupervised.
Dora the ExplorerDespite 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.
Diagnosis of DoraDora seems to be suffering from Paranoid Schizophrenia. SymptomsDelusions: 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 phrasesAxis I: Clinical Syndromes
Diagnosis of DoraDora suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderSymptoms:Her obsession with the number 3Her compulsion to complete tasksHer compulsion to repeatAxis I: Clinical Syndromes
Diagnosis of DoraDora 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
Diagnosis of DoraDora has poor eyesight as evidenced by her inability to see what is directly in front of her.Axis 3: General Medical ConditionsCan you see the corn?
Diagnosis of DoraDora does not seem to have adequate adult supervision. She often goes on adventures unsupervised and engages in risky behavior such as crossing the bridgeAxis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
Diagnosis of DoraShe does, however, have a cousin and other friends that seem to provide the support system she needs.Axis IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problems
Diagnosis of DoraDoras 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 outGang affiliation?
Diagnosis of DoraHer 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: