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SENARIO ONE - Individual suffering from depression post accident

The first course of action would be to have the individual physically re-examined (hopefully an inital examination was conducted) by a medical professional to ensure that there were no injuries to the brain due to the accident. If a physical issue was present then the individual would proceed to be treated medically. To help ease the stress during medical treatment talk therapy would be highly recommended. In the scenario that no physical trauma had been endured the individual would most likely be advised to undergo therapy similar to that used to treat PTSD but not indefinitely. In the short term therapy would be used to explore underlying reasons for the depression, attempting to tie it either to the accident itself or previous experiences that could have preceded the accident and had been repressed. If the bouts of depression were not relieved by therapy alone an antidepressant drug and talk therapy combination would be advised.

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