Case Study Bill

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Case Study “Bill” Matthew Harmon Victor Valley College Many people are diagnosed every year with depression. Some that be in denial that they suffer from depression. In this present case study we have a client named Bill who is a 14-year-old white male. Bill has very poor attendance in school, and his physical appearance is very modest. While examining Bills characteristics and troubles I have found that his primary problem is that he suffers from some form of depression. Based upon Bills symptoms it is hypothesized that he suffers from Major Depressive Disorder. This disorder that bill suffers from causes you to be in a bad mood, not getting any pleasure from activities, and having no interest in anything that he does. Symptoms…show more content…
It is possible that drugs were a way for him to escape the anger and sadness that he feels because of the abuse that he went through. Both of Bills parents both had major behavioral problems and dependencies. His father was an illegal drug abuser, he was also diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and committed suicide. His mother is addicted to prescription drugs and suffers from depression. She sits in her chair while looking out the window waiting for her deceased husband to come home. Both of Bill’s parents suffered from various things, this may have caused Bill to unwillingly follow in their footsteps. Some of what the parents went through was genetically inherited to Bill, who shaped his personality, emotions, intelligence, and motivation, and also how Bill adapted to a certain situation and how he adjusted to the environment around him. If Bill was encouraged by his parents to not be depressed by teaching him to accept problems and working them out he would be more likely to out grow depression, rather than the parents not caring and taking the time to help prevent him from having depression or any other disorder. Bill experienced more things than any child should experience at such a young age. The things he went through and experienced during his childhood could greatly influence the development of later personality traits and psychological problems. The psychodynamic theory of personality is highly important because it accentuates
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