Psychodynamic Approach To Conflict In Early Life

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Everybody mostly has at least one or more abnormal moment in their lives. The abnormal moments can be triggered by a stressful event, a personal loss, etc. during one’s life. In this paper, I will choose to talk about a person A, who I have been really close with for my entire life. I chose to call this person as "A" in order to protect her identity and privacy. Growing up with her, I knew A always have been having some complications going on in her family. These problems are often parents arguing, family debt, etc. She cried a lot every time we talked about her family. A is a very nice person but also very tempered. She gets mad really easy. She told me that she doesn’t want to talk to people anymore, and she started to interpret events, people …show more content…
According to Sigmund Freud, it is said that if “conflict in early life is not resolved, we repress things and that leads to mental illness” (Western, 1998). Psychodynamic psychologists focus on talking about childhood issues and analyzing dreams. In A’s situation, depression might be caused by repressing anger. When you repress, anger can be turned inward and turn to self-hate, which explains why A doesn’t enjoy her life and sees everything with negativity (Bond et al. 2005). According to the psychodynamic approach, the treatment would be talking to the therapists about any childhood incidents relating to anger or even to dreams that she had at nights. By using different therapies, a psychodynamic psychologist would be able to help the patient with depression to recognize and work through their …show more content…
Sociocultural approach interprets individual’s abnormal behaviors base on the role they play in the society or culture. According to Family-social theorists, low level of social support is a contributor to the risk of having a depressive disorder. According to multicultural theories, characters and prevalence of depression may vary by genders, social class and culture (Comer, 2014). In other words, the severe level of depressive disorder may vary from one to another based on their position in social class, gender and culture. In A ’s case of depression, a sociocultural psychologist might reason that A’s depressive disorder is caused by the lack of her social interactions. The treatment for A’s depressive disorder would involve in interpersonal psychotherapy and couple

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