PSY275 Final Paper

PSY275 Final Paper

Psychological Disorder Analysis


This paper is an analysis of the disorder of Marla, a 42-year-old Hispanic female, who works as an accountant. The analysis will further include an assessment consisting of a diagnosis of the disorder that Marla is experiencing and exhibiting symptoms of, and a 10-question interview. After the 10-question interview, a summary of Marla’s disorder will be explained, along with the origin of the disorder and potential treatments.
Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant.

Diagnosis/Summary of the Disorder
The diagnosis for Marla is Major Depression. Marla exhibits symptoms of Major Depression, which is explained by symptoms that can be broken into four categories, such as the affect that depression has on the thinking of an individual (McGraw-Hill, 2007):
1. The difficulties the individual has with their decision-making and memory, and problems with concentration, with negative tones to their thoughts (McGraw-Hill, 2007).
2. Changes in the feelings of the individual results in difficulties with mood and motivation, resulting in hygiene neglect, loss of motivation, or psychomotor agitation, such as not being able to sit still (McGraw-Hill, 2007).
3. Changes in behavior means withdrawal, as the individual is apathetic (McGraw-Hill, 2007).
4. Changes in physical well-being results in feeling run down, suffer aches, pains.
Experiencing these symptoms will make an individual feel run down, making them have no hope they will ever feel better again (McGraw-Hill, 2007).
Marla further exhibits symptoms of projection (the attribution of unacceptable impulses, motives, or desires to...

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