International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Psychology Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


Exploring Psychopathological Factors and Interventions in Addressing Early Substance Use: A Case Study of an Upper Middle - Class Adolescent

Tanveerakhatun A Pathan [3]


Abstract: Background: An 18 - year - old upper middle class boy Mr. KC studying 1st year in paramedical science posing above average intellect was sent by his parents and teachers for counseling sessions with context to corrections in behavioral symptoms displayed by him. Aims and Objectives: The case study aims to discover various psychopathological factors which leads to the development of multiple substance use at early stages of life. Methodology: Case study method was used. The client was assessed majorly by taking history and using few assessments of intellectual assessments, diagnosed using the standardize criteria, treated using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic techniques and few Behavioral interventions. Result and outcome: At the end of case study as a therapist I was able to explore the various factors which were considered in the development of addictive behavior and also at the end of the sessions there was decline in the substance use behavior of the client. "Human mind is the one who knows how to control, don't let the substance control the mind".


Keywords: Multiple Substance use, Intellectual assessment, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Techniques, Behavioral Interventions


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 542 - 546


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