During a group therapy session, a member comments that another member
named Ted had no compassion. Ted replies, “Why does it matter if I care one way or another. I can’t solve their problems.” The other member starts crying and blames Ted for this. He shrugs and answers, “I don’t understand why you are crying.” Based on this information, what is the most likely determination the PMHNP can make about Ted?
A. He is a help-rejecting complainer.
B. He suffers from depression.
C. He is protecting himself from group behaviors/emotions.
D. He has borderline personality disorder.