Endogenous Depression: Two Case Studies
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This essay discusses two case studies and how they relate to two different theories of personality development. Allia's case is related to Erik Erikson's psychosocial theory, explaining her poor self-esteem as a result of the mixed messages that her family send her regarding her place in society. The case of Jake discusses his failure to adjust in relation to attachment theory.
From the Paper:"By the time she was 13, Allia had been diagnosed with sufficient "endogenous depression" to warrant medication. Endogenous depression is related to internal, organic causes, with the potential of stemming from biochemical or genetic factors, rather than from external factors (exogenous depression). She did not present any biological causes during her therapy. Rather, it became apparent that her symptoms were related to her starting menses early, at the age of nine. She was given more responsibilities at home, discouraged from partaking in sports, and ostracized by other children. She felt that her parents treated her differently than they did her brothers, and judged her by different rules and standards."
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