Major Depressive Disorder

PSYC 430

Module/Week 4 Case Study Assignment

Case 5: Major Depressive Disorder

Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology

Gorenstein & Comer, 2015

DSM Application (10 points): List the DSM criteria for Major Depressive Disorder. Next to each criterion, detail the specific symptoms that match.

Assessment Questions (6 @ 5 points each):

#1: What are the first signs that a person might be depressed?

#4: Why did Dr. Willard recommend a psychiatrist?

#9: What were the criteria for Carlos’s diagnosis of major depressive disorder?

#10: What are some of the concentrated methods that must be used to rid depressed persons of their cognitive bias?

#12: What was the first assignment Carlos was given for the first week of therapy?

#13: Why did Dr. Walton want Carlos on medication as well as the cognitive therapy approach?

Bible Application Question (10 points, 50 word minimum): Discuss this case and disorder from a biblical perspective using at least 1 Scripture reference (direct quotes do not count towards length requirement).

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