How To Write A Case Report Holden Caulfield

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Report: Month 1 Patient: Holden Caulfield Analysis by: Dr. Cherise Boyer Upon spending 26 hours speaking with Holden Caulfield in daily therapeutic sessions, I am under the impression that the patient is suffering from Clinical Depression. Clinical Depression is commonly initiated by a major loss or sudden change in ones life. Holden’s depression began developing after the death of his younger brother, Allie, to cancer. Since Allie’s death, Holden has been unable to find happiness and has severe guilt because of his inability to stop this change. The patient exhibits many of the symptoms associated with Clinical Depression. Holden is withdrawn from society, has a loss of motivation, persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness,…show more content…
Allies death was a major loss to Holden’s life, and because of his inability to cope, it led to his development of Clinical Depression. Due to the patients development of Clinical Depression he has been experiencing many symptoms, the major two includes loss of motivation and withdraws from society. Holden Caulfield has been kicked out of four schools because of his bad grades. He is a very smart boy but has trouble applying himself in social situations. At his last school, Pency Prep in Agerstown, Pennsylvania, he failed four out of his five classes (10). He doesn’t like Pency because he claims that it is full of phonies. At the school, he continually separates himself from all of his class mates. During a football game while everyone was down watching the game, Holden resided on top of a hill next to a cannon, and while he watched the game he shot insults at all of the students of Pency (3). He dislikes both his roommate, Stradlater, and his neighbor, Ackley, because they appear “phony” to him. He doesn’t have any close friends at the present time, but used to be close with a girl named Jane. He would play checkers with her, and comfort her when she was sad (33). Besides Jane, Allie, and Phoebe, Holden doesn’t appear to allow himself

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