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Symptoms:Lack of motivationFrustrationLow self-esteem/self-worthLack of sleepSelf-blameDown/depressionCan’t remember doing thingsPossibly lack of focusDrinking a lot of alcohol, possible substance abuseProviding a diagnosis can provide relief for clients, proper treatment concerning thediagnosis, and accurate client prognosis(Sommers & Sommers, 2016).DSM is a handbook ofdifferential diagnosis that guides health care providers to diagnose mental disorders. It’simportant to note the time frame when diagnosing a disorder. In John's case, his symptomsstarted two months ago when he decided to leave the army.John has met five of the symptoms ina two-week period that includes a depressed mood and loss of interest/ pleasure. John isexperiencing a lack of sleep (insomnia), feeling of worthlessness, inability to concentrate,frustration, and expressed feelings of being depressed which according to the DSM-5(2013) bythe American Psychiatric Association could be major depressive disorder.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Dr. Neal
Tags
Major depressive disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Seasonal affective disorder

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