Holden Caulfield Diagnosis from Catcher

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This is the diagnosis for Mr. Holden Caulfield. Mr. Caulfield is a sixteen year old, white, male, whos residence is in New York City, New York. He has brown/gray hair and is about 6 foot. Caulfield is in high school and was recently expelled from Pencey Prep. After analyzing Caulfield, I have come to determine that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD). Mr. Caulfield has multiple symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After speaking with the patient and observing his actions, several symptoms have become apparent. Caulfield is experiencing flashbacks, poor relationships, self-destructive behavior, doubts about his future, sleeping problems, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and puts effort in avoiding thinking or…show more content…
It frustrates Holden to know that he cannot defend others. Specifically, he wants to protect the younger kids, which is who he was before the traumatic events occurred in his life. The mentally ill patient relives experiences of the event, such as having distressing images and memories, upsetting dreams, or flashbacks. After undertaking a punch in the stomach from a pimp named Maurice, Holden is at a high stress level which triggers a connection to
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