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?