IHP 325- Cast Study- Maria Lopez.docx

Major depressive disorder symptoms include weight

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trouble maintaining relationships, panic attacks, and difficulty concentrating (Bisson, 2007). Major depressive disorder symptoms include weight gain and weight loss, suicidal thoughts, exhaustion, withdraws from socializing, anger, agitation and negative thinking. MDD typically progresses from the symptoms of continuous sadness and hopelessness (Belmaker, et. al., 2008). This shows that Maria most likely developed MDD due to her symptoms of PTSD. Maria’s outcome for both illnesses can improve and potentially be treated and cured. Both illnesses, MDD and PTSD can improve through counseling and therapy. If Maria is devoted to treatment psychotherapy and medication can help to improve her symptoms and provide treatment.
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Running Head: Cast Study Maria Lopez 2 Psychotherapy also known as therapy talk helps to improve emotional difficulties and help with numerous mental illnesses, including MDD and PTSD, as it helps to eliminate symptoms causing more trouble and develop a sense of healing and control (Flory, et. al., 2015). As well as her mental illnesses, Maria is faced with physical health issues, such as hypertension and type two diabetes. Approximately 40-90% of adolescents whom were diagnosed with major depressive disorder also develop at least one other illness (Belmaker, et. al., 2015). This shows that majority of those diagnosed with major depressive disorder develop two or more comorbid diagnosis. As well, in patients over the age of sixty it is common these patients have two or more diseases and is considered an exception when they have less than two illnesses (Sartorious, 2013). Patients like Maria, suffer from mental disorders such as PTSD and
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