an analysis of the cultural factors and related social and familial issues that you consider important in making a culturally sensitive diagnosis of "Andrea C.", and an explanation of their impact on the assessment and diagnosis.think about how a client's gender, culture (including the culture of physical disabilities), ethnicity, family (or lack thereof), and possible religious background may help you form a more complete case conceptualization.
In Andrea's case her symptomatic patterns showed that she may experience some physical pain, feel that others do not know how sick she's feeling, irritable, lack of effectiveness in life, personality problems, and stress (Butcher et al., 2013, p. 118). Andrea reported to feeling guilty, unworthy, deserves to be punished for her wrongs, regretful and unhappy about life, anxiety, hopeless, poor memory, poor concentration, no energy,). Therefore it is likely that Andrea is suffering from depression and may be focusing more on physical pain as some cultures do. Taking her culture into consideration can have an impact on the assessment because it will be understood that she is trying to cover up her depression by blaming her feelings on pain.
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to reflect on a particular case. I am not quite sure about the sourcebook you are using (you did not indicate that) although I assumed it is the text 'Abnormal Psychology' by Butcher, Mineka and Hooley. Since you did not post the full case, I have presumed that what you need is insight on cultural factors in relation to depression. I suggest using this simple outline:
1. About Andrea - 100 words
2. Cultural Factors - 100 words
3. Impact on diagnoses and assessment - 100 words
Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. To truly look at the details of Andrea's case, it would be best to include relevant information about the case, i.e. adding attachments from your course materials if you need me to clarify things further. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.
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Cultural Factors as Risk Factors in Depression
Andrea, it appears is not just laden with physical pain but with depression. Depression is a feeling of low mood that can be debilitating. According to the NHS (2014), "Depression ...
The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of discussing cultural factors as it impacts diagnosis/assessment of a particular patient with depression. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. 572 words with references.