Vignette Analysis using DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis

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Vignette Analysis using DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
Vignette One:
Depression doesn’t affect any person the same. Just like no depression is the same no one treatment effects people the same. The best way to diagnose and treat depression is to seek professional help and become informed about treatment options available. The DSM-IV is a tool for diagnosing and finding treatment interventions for depression (“Rhyme”, 1994).
Axis-I in the DSM-IV is a reference for clinical disorders and conditions that require clinical attention. There are 14 categories of disorders in Axis-I including mood disorders. Mood disorders are focused on emotion and affect. In order for the wife in the vignette to be classified as having depression a...
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.....m that they individual cannot shake off (“Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication, and Lifestyle Changes That Can Help”, 2009).
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Rhyme of the ancient wanderer (Support for
dysthymia
, BPD, and depression). (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.). Retrieved February 2, 2010, from http://ivy_league0.tripod.com/rhyme_of_the_ancient_wanderer/id15.html
Treatment for depression. (2003). Psychology Information Online. Retrieved February 2, 2010, from http://www.psychologyinfo.com/depression/treatment.htm