Group-Facilitated Discussion.

Group-Facilitated Discussion.

Group-Facilitated Discussion.

Due: Facilitating group to post by Day 1; all other students post to discussion prompt by Day 4 and one other peer initial discussion prompt post by Day 7

Initial Post: Created by Facilitating Group ( I am not in the facilitating group)

This is a student-led discussion.

· The facilitating group should choose one member from their group who will be responsible for the initial post. Group-Facilitated Discussion.

· On Day 1 of this week, the chosen group member will create an initial post that is to include the group’s discussion prompts, resources, and the instructions for what your classmates are to do with the resources.

· During this week, each member of your group is to participate in the facilitation of the discussion. This means making certain that everyone is engaged, questions from students are being answered, and the discussion is expanding.

· It is the expectation that the facilitating group will address all initial peer response posts by Day 7.

Reply Posts: Non-Facilitating Students

· If you are not a member of the facilitating group, you are to post a discussion prompt response according to the facilitating group’s instructions by Day 4. Your reply posts should include substantive reflection directed to the presenters.

· You are also expected to respond to at least two other peer’s initial discussion prompt posts.











Facilitating Group’s Post (to be replied)

Depression and Somatization Disorders




Barry Lynne, Brittany Stoken, and Jessica Murphy

NU664C: Psychiatric Mental Health Care of the Family I

November 1, 2021


Depression and Somatization Disorders


Hello Class,

Group 1 is assigned Depression and Somatization Disorders to further discuss. Failure to adjust and modify emotions cognitively while experiencing stress can ultimately present an outcome of exaggerated physiological and behavioral responses and amplify susceptibility to somatic disorders, such as somatization (Davoodi, et al., 2019). Somatization Disorder is the presentation of recurrent and multiple somatic complaints of several years duration for which medical attention has been sought but which do not derive from a specific physical disorder (Swartz, Blazer, & George, 2012).


Please respond to the following questions:

1. When caring for a patient with somatization disorder, what therapeutic interventions would you formulate (Allen, Woolfolk, Escobar, Gara, and Hamer, 2006)?

2.  How would you evaluate the success of your interventions for a patient living with somatization?


Depression is an extremely serious mood disorder that effects how you think, feel, and act.  Symptoms range from mild to severe including, feeling sad, loss of interest or pleasure, change in appetite, trouble sleeping or getting too much sleep, feeling worthless, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of death or suicide (American Psychiatric Association, 2021).  To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must last at least two weeks and present a change in level of functioning (National Institute of Mental Health, 2021).

Please respond to the following questions:

1. After watching the short video, discuss what you’ve learned about depression and has it changed your thoughts on what it is like to live with depression?

2. What interventions and resources would you use for this patient?  How would you evaluate success of treatment?

3.  What are a few ways to educate and reduce the stigma around depression, so that individuals living with depression receive the help when symptoms first present?

Adolescents are experiencing depression at a rapidly growing rate and the use of psychopharmacology and therapy has not slowed this increase (Henjie Blom et al., 2016). Although there are many potential causes for this increase, one of the primary causes is the increased prevalence of social media and its popular use amongst teens. Research has shown a direct link between social media and depression and suicidality in adolescents (Vidal et al., 2020). Though social medical has been linked to depression within this population, just simply decreasing the use and frequency of social media can have a positive impact and greatly decrease psychological distress (Radovic et al., 2017).