Mental Health Question #8
During a clinic visit the client states, “Ever since I retired, I can’t find energy to get up. I don’t like playing golf anymore, and I know my wife is worried.” The nurse suspects the client is suffering from which condition?
- New onset of type 2 diabetes
- Relocation syndrome
Symptoms of depression include a depressed mood or anhedonia (loss of pleasure in things), change in sleep and eating patterns, and may increase after retirement. Employment may have been instrumental in keeping mind and body functional along with psychosocial relationship balance. Despite that diabetes may induce fatigue; the question indicated the client had anhedonia. The client still lives in his own home, and has not been relocated and anxiety can’t be selected because the Client didn’t describe any anxious characteristics.
Test Taking Tip