For this Assignment, I will use “Training title 2” from Symptom Media. According to the Case History Reports document, the patient’s name is Tina, a 28-year-old female who presents with depressive symptoms.
Subjective: Tina felt hopeless, sad and unable to motivate herself to get up from her bed. As a result, she has experienced a loss of appetite and weight. She is ashamed of herself and feels inadequate. It was reported that she had difficulty sleeping, felt fatigued and lost her friends. She has been experiencing these symptoms for at least two weeks. They have had a negative impact on her work, relationships and abilities to take care of herself.
Objective: Tina was depressed during the psychiatric evaluation. She also had an unnaturally flat attitude. Poor eye contact and slow speech were some of her problems. She also had poor concentration. Her physical examination revealed no anomalies.
Assessment: Based upon the DSM-5 criteria for Tina, there could be three differential diagnoses. These are major depression (MDD), persistent and depressive disorders (PDD) or adjustment disorder with depressed feelings.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Tina’s symptoms meet the criteria for MDD, including a depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, significant weight loss, insomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished ability to think or concentrate. This diagnosis is the most likely based on Tina’s symptomatology.