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women, but it does distract them from issues that are personal, like things happening in the home, but does need to be studied further. This is possibly one of the reasons why Lupe enjoyed her job as much as she did prior to her injury. However, women that go to work and do all of the household chores are more depressed (Saenz, Goudy, & Lorenz, 1989). InterventionsLupe has many stressors in her life. She is financially responsible for a multigenerational home when she thought that she was done having dependent children in her home, but then her daughter moved back in. This led to more distress on Lupe’s part of the primary caregiver (Pruchno, Burant, & Peters, 1997). Even without the stress of her home life, Mexican American woman have triple minority status since they are generally poor women of color (Diaz & Bui). The stress of taking care of her family 7
ADULTHOODalong with being out of work due to an injury has led her physician to suggest that she go to therapy for her depression.When it comes to therapy, there are many different options, but one study found that interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is the most effective treatment for depression in adults. IPT was developed by Gerald Klerman and Myrna Weissman in the 1980s and has a theoretical basis in Bowlby, Meyer, and Sullivan. This type of psychotherapy looksinward. It is a short therapy that utilizes a manual for structure. The goal is to address the interpersonal issues that has led to the onset of depression while simultaneously removing the focus from any other clinical issues (Cuijpers, van Straten, Andersson, & van Oppen, 2008).Given the cultural importance of the family unit to Mexican Americans, the family should probably also be included in Lupe’s treatment. They do not have to be active participants, but they should show support to her. Familial support is especially important to the overall happiness of Mexican American women (Diaz & Bui, 2016).ConclusionLupe is a hard-working, Mexican American mother. She takes care of her daughter and granddaughter in a multigenerational household along with taking care of her mother. She feels a cultural sense of duty to take care of her family (Diaz & Bui, 2017). At the age of 45, she is going through a major life change that is similar to what adolescence go through (Roberts & Newton, 1987). She went from believing that she no longer had dependent children to take care of to becoming a primary caregiver again, which distressed her (Pruchno, Burant, & Peters, 1997). It is important to her overall wellbeing to focus on forming relationships outside of being a mother, which she is ready8
ADULTHOODfor (Molina & Alcántara, 2013). Recently she had to stop working due to an injury, which led her physician to suggest that she go to therapy to address her depression. The best type of therapy for her would be IPT, which is used to address the interpersonal issues one has that has led to depression (Cuijpers, van Straten, Andersson, & van Oppen,2008). It is important, culturally, that her family should support her through this therapy to help Lupe improve (Diaz & Bui, 2016).

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