One of the most common and detrimental psychological condition is depression. In “The Catcher in The Rye” J.D Salinger highlights the emotional pain of separation with his beloved younger brother that Holden has to experience. Due to this detail, we can conclude that Holden is suffered from Persistent Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia. (DSM-V, 170) Holden’s teacher, Mr. Antolini, sets him up to understand his misguided way as he points out Holden’s immature ways of thinking. He tries to install the notion that Holden must ignore the corrupted side of the society in order to experience life to its fullness. Holden understands his unrealistic approach to life, however, he refused to accept it.