Domestic Violence, PTSD and Depression Case Study by Nicky

A case study of a woman with marital issues, depression and PTSD.
# 151493 | 4,752 words | 16 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2012 in Psychology (Case Studies)

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The paper provides the background of the client and explains why this case portrays both depression and PTSD. The paper identifies the concerns that will need to be addressed in therapy and applies the five Axes that are used to diagnose and describe a patient using the DSM-IV. The paper includes tables of the symptoms of PTSD.

Case Background
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Development of Therapy

From the Paper:

"Julie (41) and Barry Reid (45), married for nine years, have two children together, Sharon (11) and Lorraine (8). Julie teaches seniors at the Holland High School and Martha Brae, Trelawny. At the age of six, Julie, born and raised in Westmoreland, moved to Kingston with her parents. She attended Constant Spring Prep and Junior High, Kingston Technical High School and University of Technology, where she graduated with a diploma in engineering.
"After graduating from the University of Technology, Julie traveled to Canada for six months; hoping to get a job. After failing to secure employment there, she returned to Jamaica. Julie taught here only for six months before she secured a job as a maintenance engineer at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark's Town, Trelawny. She worked at the sugar factory for two years, from 1995 - 1997. In 1998, Julie returned to the classroom, teaching until the present.
"Julie reports that her marriage life consists of a constant struggle. Even before the marriage ceremony, Julie admitted, she somehow knew her marriage would prove to be challenging. In the past, Julie said, Gary had fathered another child, also a girl, Samantha (13), who visits with them infrequently."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition. (2000). Text Revision. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association.
  • Davis, S.M. & Whitworth, J.D. (2009). What are the most practical primary care screens for post-traumatic stress disorder? The Journal of Family Practice. Vol. 58, No 2. Retrieved November 4, 2009 from
  • Details for the lesson plan and the praxis paper. (2007). Communication Theory. Retrieved November 5, 2009 from
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (1994). Fourth Edition. American Psychiatric Association. Washington 1994:424-429. Retrieved November 4, 2009 from
  • Keane, T.M. (2006). Issues in the assessment of PTSD. Institute of Medicine Report on PTSD. Retrieved November 5, 2009 from

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APA Format

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"Domestic Violence, PTSD and Depression" 11 June 2012. Web. 03 December. 2021. <>