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Intake Case NoteCase note date: July 15th 2017 Name of applicant: Lucy General impressions Lucy is a 20 year old female sophomore college student who was diagnosed with Manic Depression when she was between fifteen and sixteen years old. Lucy is caucasian, and comes from a five person household of two parents and two younger siblings. She currently lives with two friends in a student apartment. Lucy is single and had no dependent children at the moment. Lucy was very open and cooperative during the intake interview and spoke confidently about her experiences. Lucy still experiences elated moods at times and dips in her mood as well but they are not as extreme as they once were. Julia takes medication that she explained to me as, “The one I take is kind of similar to the meds they gave me for depression but I guess a little stronger, it pretty much works on toning down my depressed moods and it also is supposed to help with mood anxiety.” Julia says that her medication has helped but she feels that knowing about herself and learning how to cope on her own has also made a great improvement. “I used to be mad and confused when I would go into one of my episodes and I think that made them worse, now that I understand what’s going on I kind of just accept it and let it pass, it’s still hard sometimes but honestly I just see myself as hyper emotional, I sometimes get more sad than others and sometimes are more happy than others, its not the worst thing in the world.” Nature of disability; functional limitations; current treatment(s)Lucy is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression but perceives it as “extremely emotional or maybe even dramatic mood swings”. Lucy has struggled with controlling her emotions, she describes her experience as a dramatic and confusing time beginning at about 14 when she was moving into adolescence. At this time nobody understood why she acted out or cried or would bounce back from deep moods so quickly. Lucy grew up being told that she needed to have better control of herself and learn not to let silly or meaningless things change her whole attitude. Soon after graduating middle school Lucy was

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