ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Sidney is 62 years old with a first episode of agitated depression. He recently retired from work as a mechanic as he felt that he could not keep up with the pace of work. He lives with his wife in their own property and has four grown up children and two grandchildren. Sidney’s wife continues to work and as a consequence Sidney spent much of the day at home with little structure to his day. He did not know what to do with his time and felt hopeless about the future. Sidney had been depressed for about 18 months prior to his retirement although he had not sought medical help until after he retired.