Analysis Of Eric Beck's First Depressive Episode

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Introduction Eric Beck was a 32-year-old single Caucasian man when he arrived at the psychiatric hospital. At the time, Eric was living with his parents and working part-time as a night watchman for a large professional building in the city. Although he had worked as a stockbroker and trained as a paralegal, Eric had been underemployed for several years. Eric suffered from emotional difficulties since high school, and had been taking medication for the past 13 years to regulate his symptoms. Due to his symptoms, Eric had been hospitalized on three separate occasions. Although Eric claimed to be seeking help for his concentration difficulties and persistent worry and anxiety, it was clear that this was a small fraction of his psychology concerns. DSM-V Diagnosis Robin’s presentation was consistent with Bipolar I. Within his bipolar presentation, he also had mood-congruent psychotic features and anxiety distress. Bipolar I means the patient must meet the criteria for at least one manic episode and at least one major depressive episode. A major depressive episode is described as having a depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure along with five (or more) of the following symptoms: (a) significant weight loss, (b) insomnia or hypersomnia, (c) psychomotor agitation or retardation, (d) fatigue or loss of energy, (e) feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, (f) diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, and (g) recurrent

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