A new client, early 30s, presented with complaints that he has lost 50 pounds without intent, stated he does not eat because food does not taste good. He reported his performance at work has decreased, he is noted to have a delayed response, very slow processing time, when asked questions. He has difficulty answering basic questions, and absence of knowledge one would expect, such as basic nutrition. He was unable to identify sources of protein, identify carbohydrates, and in fact took notes during the session regarding the basic food groups. He has been prescribed Celexa and Buspar prior to being referred for therapy.
Though all the symptoms you detailed are listed as symptoms of depression, it is not wise or ethical to make a firm diagnosis without examining the individual directly.
To make a firm diagnosis one would need to know the individual’s baseline regarding his history of caloric intake and cognitive functioning.
However, the fact that the individual was prescribed Celexa and Buspar, indicates the prescribing clinician most likely believes this individual has a mood disorder of some type.