Diagnosing Major Depression

1012 Words Feb 3rd, 2018 4 Pages
Sadness is a comprehensive response to defeat, disappointment, and other upsetting circumstances. Happiness on the other hand is a worldwide response to success, achievement, and other promising situations. Grief, a form of sadness, is a deliberate normal emotional response to a loss. Bereavement applies specifically to the emotional response to the loss of a loved one. Mood disorders are emotional disturbances consisting of prolonged periods of sadness, happiness, or both. Mood disorders are categorized into two groups; depressive or bipolar. Normality is a difficult thing to define, but most would agree on: the efficient perception of reality, self-knowledge and voluntary control of behavior, having high self-esteem & acceptance, ability to form intimate relationships, and productivity of a person whether as a worker or a student. Something abnormal in a person would be regarded as a change from statistical norms as well as social norms, and maladaptive behavior. However, social norms differ from society to society & can change over time. Considering the difficulty in distinguishing normal from abnormal, categorizing & diagnosing the different types of abnormalities can be difficult to determine a person with a sickness of the mind. In the case of Tamara, a 37 year old woman, we will examine her using the DSM diagnose her with major depression,....(week 8)…., and finally by using psychodynamic therapy and the use of…
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