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Case Study of African American Boy Suffering from Depression

The eight-year-old African American boy and his mother reported the same depression symptoms when they arrived at the emergency department. The diagnosis of depression was achieved after an in-depth medical assessment that ruled out medical illnesses and a mental status examination that ruled out the possible development of other psychiatric dis-orders. The severity determination was then reached by analyzing the Children's Depression Scale, which showed a severe depression (Poznanski, & Mokros, 1996). This paper aims at analyzing symptoms given by the child and his mother and contributing to three ideal options in relation to the pharmaceutical treatment and management of child diagnosed with depression. It will examine the choices, the reasons, objectives and gaps between expectations and real results.  ... [Show More]

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