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).