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Copy of Meredith Grey Mental Illness Diagnoses
Transcript of Copy of Meredith Grey Mental Illness Diagnoses
Father- Thatcher: Wasn't part of Meredith's Life also alcoholic
Mother- Ellis Grey: Life of a surgeon, took job very seriously, and diagnosed with Alzheimers
Half sisters- one is unknown and Lexie- Lexie is practicing to become surgeon
How Disorder Developed
Her mom never gave enough attention as to what a mom should
Made Meredith feel like she was never good enough
Mother diagnosed with Alzheimers
Mom took her away from father to pursue career
Dad never came for her
Started a new family
Bad things are constantly happening to her
Watched Fiance get shot
Step sister dies
Friend gets cancer
Friend dies in accident
All she does is work
Complacent from time to time
Low self esteem
Doesn't know how to have fun
Depression is long term but worse when trauma is around
Trouble making decisions
Environment she that she is around triggers these symptoms
Not afraid to die
Feelings of guilt and worries over past
Being a daughter of a surgeon was neglecting
Mother has Alzheimers
no father in the picture
Close to loosing her life
Almost watched fiance die
Step sister dies
: Mid 20s to mid 30s
: practicing to become surgeon
Major Life Events
is a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low. However, symptoms are not as severe as with major depression
"I *was* swimming. I was fighting. And then I thought, just for a second, I thought 'What's the point?' And I let go. I stopped fighting. Don't tell anybody."
Mayo clinic staff, (Dec 20,2012). Dysthymia. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dysthymia/DS01111
Amygdale: Recalls emotionally charged memories
Thalamus: Receives sensory information like behavioral, thinking and learning
Hippocampus: Process long term memory and recollection.
Helping Meredith Grey
You can take medications or get involved with Psychotherapy to help with condition. I recommend talk therapy over drugs because symptoms are surrounded by the enviromental that she is in.
This will help recognize her condition and mood, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Learn ways to manage and cope with condition. This will help with making decisions, defeat negativity, and improve social situations.
Fava M, Cassano P. Mood disorders: major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 29.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001916/#adam_000918.disease.causes
Harvard health publications. What causes depression?. http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/what-causes-depression.htm