Analyze different theories about the etiology of depressive disorders

CHAPTER 27, Depressive Disorders
In completing the case study, students will be addressing the following learning objectives:
Analyze different theories about the etiology of depressive disorders.
Discuss interdisciplinary treatment modalities for clients with depressive disorders.

  • Sarah, a 37-year-old bank employee, has developed a depressive disorder.   Sarah was engaged and planned to be married next month.  Her fiancé suddenly broke off their engagement and told Sarah that he had accepted a job in Europe and was moving there immediately.  Sarah’s depression began shortly after this and has progressed to the point that she is now seeing a psychiatrist for treatment. Sarah’s family has a history of depressive disorders.  Her father has experienced recurrent episodes of depression for 20 years.   Sarah’s paternal aunt and great uncle both committed suicide.

(Learning Objectives: 1, 2)
a. Identify and discuss the major theories for the etiology of depressive disorders.
b. What different interdisciplinary treatment modalities would be appropriate to incorporate into the plan of care for Sarah?
CHAPTER 27, Depressive Disorders
In completing the case study, students will be addressing the following learning objectives:
Analyze different theories about the etiology of depressive disorders.
Discuss interdisciplinary treatment modalities for clients with depressive disorders.

  • Sarah, a 37-year-old bank employee, has developed a depressive disorder.   Sarah was engaged and planned to be married next month.  Her fiancé suddenly broke off their engagement and told Sarah that he had accepted a job in Europe and was moving there immediately.  Sarah’s depression began shortly after this and has progressed to the point that she is now seeing a psychiatrist for treatment. Sarah’s family has a history of depressive disorders.  Her father has experienced recurrent episodes of depression for 20 years.   Sarah’s paternal aunt and great uncle both committed suicide.

(Learning Objectives: 1, 2)
a. Identify and discuss the major theories for the etiology of depressive disorders.
b. What different interdisciplinary treatment modalities would be appropriate to incorporate into the plan of care for Sarah?

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