Marital and Family Therapy

Category - Assessment

Sarah is a teenager who presents as very depressed. When you ask her how long she has felt the same way, she says, “It comes and goes.” She tells you that she first noticed it when she was nine. Before making a diagnosis, what will you need to examine?
  1. How long the depressive symptoms normally last
  2. What helps Sarah out of her depression
  3. How many of her friends think she’s making it up
  4. How committed she is to changing
Answer - A - Before making a diagnosis, you’ll need to examine how long the symptoms normally last. Once you have that information, you will be able to discern whether or not there are single or recurrent episodes and whether or not cyclothymic or dysthymic disorders are more appropriate.
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