Depressive Illness in Divorced Females: A Case Study

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Keywords: Major depressive disorder, suicidal tendency, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy

Abstract: Major depressive disorder mainly affects the person’s mood and behavior toward daily life activities. Patients suffering from major depressive disorder possess symptoms like, negative thinking, sadness, feeling of being worthless, lack of interest, restlessness, insomnia, hypersomnia, fatigue, social isolation, suicidal thoughts, weight gain or weight loss, irritability and lethargy. Patient suffering from major depressive disorder should have some of the mentioned symptoms for more than two weeks. If these symptoms are left untreated, these may lead to poor performance in daily life activities and ultimately one may commit suicide. In this report the referred case study of major depressive disorder is the scenario of 32 years old divorced female suffering from the above mentioned symptoms along with suicidal tendency. She was treated with selective serotonin retake inhibitors drugs from one of the most effective class of antidepressants along with psychotherapy, which finally recovered her from depression.

By: Nayab Farooq, Saleha Sadeeqa

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