Essay Case Study Bill

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Case Study “Bill”
Matthew Harmon
Victor Valley College

Many people are diagnosed every year with depression. Some that be in denial that they suffer from depression. In this present case study we have a client named Bill who is a 14-year-old white male. Bill has very poor attendance in school, and his physical appearance is very modest. While examining Bills characteristics and troubles I have found that his primary problem is that he suffers from some form of depression. Based upon Bills symptoms it is hypothesized that he suffers from Major Depressive Disorder. This disorder that bill suffers from causes you to be in a bad mood, not getting any pleasure from activities, and having no interest in anything that he does. Symptoms
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While examining Bill and what he has been through furthermore still going through could be a sign of fixation. When an individual’s wishes are being over gratified or under gratified they tend to be dwelling in three of the five stages of psychosexual oral, anal, or phallic. Not knowing which way to turn and just accepting what someone tells you can be very challenging. Bill gave in to a lot of things when he was a young and children should never have to go through anything that devastated. This caused him to have major depressive and to depend on alcohol and drugs. Humanistic theories highlight our ability for personal growth, the development of our potential and the freedom to choose our own destiny. Bill was shown from the experiences he faced that his future would be the same and he accepted that and followed in the footsteps of using alcohol, drugs, being depressed like his mother and father where. You can tell a lot from someone based upon his or her personality. Bill has a keep to himself personality and probably doesn’t express it to anyone or it doesn’t show because he does suffer from depression and the things he went through growing up. Not having a father figure in his life and the use of alcohol and drugs caused him to act out in away that shows he needs help but will not say he does.