Imagine your 19 year old cousin has recently gone through many changes in his life and you suspect he is suffering from major depression. What would you tell your cousin about this disease?

Read the articles listed below. Then, in a 1-2 page paper, answer the following:

Imagine your 19 year old cousin has recently gone through many changes in his life and you suspect he is suffering from major depression. What would you tell your cousin about this disease? How would you help him find the best treatment possible? What type(s) of therapy would you recommend? How would a psychologist determine his or her behavior to be normal? Feel free to refer to additional sources than those mentioned below.

 

The Pill Paradox

Link to article
Raeburn, P. (2004, September). THE PILL PARADOX. Psychology Today37(5), 72-78. Retrieved June 19, 2008, from EBSCO MegaFILE database.

The binds that tie-and heal: How families cope with mental illness

Link to article
Gravitz, H. (2001, March). THE BINDS THAT TIE–AND HEAL: HOW FAMILIES COPE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. Psychology Today34(2), 70. Retrieved June 19, 2008, from EBSCO MegaFILE database.

 

Depression: Beyond Serotonin

Link to article
MARANO, H. (1999, March). Depression: Beyond Serotonin. Psychology Today, 32(2), 30. Retrieved June 19, 2008, from EBSCO MegaFILE database.

 

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