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Example Case: A Woman with Heart Palpitations, Depression, and Weight Gain BENG 140B Case Study Spring 2010
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Outline • Case Details: – Case Presentation – Physical Exam – Laboratory Tests • Diagnosis • Treatment • Physiological Integration
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Case Details (Presentation) • 23 year old woman • In the past 12 months, she has had increased: – Nervousness – Constipation – Heart palpitations (increase in the force of a heart beat; especially during small movements) • Despite normal appetite, has gained 30 pounds in a year
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Case Details (Presentation) • Was avid runner; now does not run • Complains of feeling excessively cold (metabolic changes) • Infrequent menstruation (hormonal changes?) • Constantly has flu-like symptoms • Severe Bipolar Disorder – was prescribed Valproic acid 6 months ago
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Case Presentation (Physical Exam) • 5’7” tall and 200 lbs • Low blood pressure of 100/60 mm Hg (systolic/diastolic) – Controlled by sympathetic nervous system • Depressed heart rate (20 BPM; Bradycardia ) and respiration (6 BPM; Brad ypnea ) – Controlled by sympathetic nervous system
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course BENG 140B taught by Professor Engler during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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