Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ocd )

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Brian is a 26 year old Caucasian male who has previously diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with mixed anxiety and depressed mood and Obsessive-Control Disorder (OCD). Brian, ultimately, also suffers from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). After ruling out the other mood disorders we agreeably came to the conclusion of MDD. Brian suffers from MDD which is resulting to have significant impairment in his life. Persistent Depressive Disorder is a milder form of major depressive disorder that’s called dysthymia. Dysthymia is mild and nagging and lasts for years. Complaints of depression are usually intertwined with their personality structure, and that can come off as whining and complaining. Even though it is not as severe as major depressive disorder, depressed mood and low self-esteem can affect the persons social and occupational functioning. In Brian’s case, it is reported that he does have depressed moods, and low self-esteem but it is more severe then dysthymia. Brian does not meet any of the criteria’s for this disorder. Firstly, he is not a female. Secondly, he does not experience a menstrual cycle. He experiences feelings of sadness, depressed mood, and feelings of hopelessness but it is not due to the fact that he menses. So this disorder is easily ruled out due to the facts that Brian is not a female, and does not have a menstrual cycle and experience those symptoms due because of the cycle. Bipolar Disorder is described as extreme moods

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