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Depression can be extreme to the point that it is impossible for an individual to meet the requirements of daily living. For example, people may fall into despair, unable to make social contacts. These persons are stated to be suffering from clinical depression. Clinical depression as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR, [APA], 2000) include major depressive disorders. Depression associated with biological factors is a recognized clinical syndrome of affective disorder (a psychotic disorder of emotion), or major depressive disorder. As defined in the DSM-IV-TR, the essential features of major depressive Disorders are clinical signs and symptoms that are characterized in the DSM-IV-TR by "one or more major depressive episodes" (p. 369).
For instance, many depressive clients experience periods of mania (an affective disorder characterized by energetic, impulsivity, distractibility and high energy. Depression is divided into two categories: (a) active depression triggered by a negative experience (e.g., the ...
This solution examines biological causes of depression.
Biological Treatment: Depression, Hypomania
Gathering of Information from Treatment Plan
What information would you gather during the assessment and diagnosis process to assist you in formulating a treatment plan for this client? How would you incorporate current research and diagnostic resources used in the counseling profession to develop a treatment plan that effectively addresses this client's presenting symptoms and issues? Describe the links you are making between the assessment process, the diagnosis, and the approach you will take with the client during therapy. Support your choice of therapy approach with references to the professional literature.
Elements of the Treatment Plan
Describe, in a few sentences, what treatment plans are and what their purpose is, and cite a source to support your points. Then under each of the headers below, describe each element and specific examples to illustrate your ideas, using citations to support your points in each header and a minimum of 3 sentences under each header.
Focus of Therapy
Goals for the Client
Goals to Address the Relational Problems
Specific Interventions for Individual Goals
Specific Interventions for Relational Problems
::Client at hand :::
Tim Vasquez is 26 years old a middle-class Hispanic male client from Puerto Rico. Tim has lived in the US since he was 2 years old. He has recently been diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder. Vasquez is a homosexual and a Roman Catholic with no disabilities. Tim expressed some environmental factors such as alcohol, substance abuse, stress, and lack of sleep. Vasquez, a graduate student of law, usually charts his moods and tracks his daily activities. Vasquez suffered from major episodes of depression, and ultimately hypomanic episodes. Vasquez expressed these episodes to be as frequent as monthly, depending on his current life stressors.