Barbara is a married 39-year-old woman with no children, smokes 1 pack/day, and weighs 180 pounds who has scheduled an appointment with you to discuss feelings of anhedonia that she has been experiencing for the past few months. She has a history of depression as a teenager, but has not needed or received therapy for ~20 years. At the appointment, she relays that she has been experiencing chronic fatigue/loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, appetite disturbances, weight gain, inability to concentrate, psychomotor disturbances, and insomnia.
- Please provide a list of differential diagnoses, as well as an indication of your primary diagnosis.
- Once this has been completed, please indicate and describe your chosen pharmacological treatment with inclusion of dose and mechanism of action of your chosen prescription.