Diagnosis Of A Major Depressive Disorder

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Diagnosis of a Major Depressive Disorder
In agreeing with the previous clinicians’ diagnosis of Vanessa exhibiting a major depressive disorder support for this diagnosis follows on from her verbal and DASS score reports, which reported a moderate level of depression. She has corresponded with numbers— 1) depressed mood most of the day, 2) diminished interest or pleasure, 4) insomnia 6) fatigue or loss of energy 7) feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt, of criterion A of the DSM5 diagnosis of major depressive disorder. Vanessa further corresponds with criterion B; where her symptoms have been causing distress and social impairment in occupation, C; where her symptoms have not been as a result of substances or another medical condition, D; where she is unlikely to be related to a disorder on the schizophrenia spectrum nor a psychotic disorder, and finally E; where Vanessa has not had a previous history of a manic episode. In search for further support of Vanessa’s diagnosis looking at Vanessa’s verbal reports, she has indicated that she has always been an anxious person and self-acknowledges as a ‘worrier.’ Support by Kendall, Kuhn and Prescott (2004) indicates risk predictions to stress elicite high significant positive correlations with neuroticism, where stress is directly increasing risk of illness and stress exposure is moderated by neuroticism. Further results supported that depression was followed by a stressful event with a depressive onset like neuroticism…
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