psych writing assignment 5

psych writing assignment 5 - Cait Bold 720043953 Psychology...

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Cait Bold 720043953 Psychology Writing Assignment 5 Part 1: The first vignette presents a case in which a woman, Diane, exhibits the signs of a diagnosable psychological disorder. Given the information provided by the patient to her psychologist, it would be reasonable to diagnose her with bipolar disorder. This diagnosis is consistent with the depressive periods she has experienced in the past, which included feelings of low energy and suicidal thoughts, as well as the mania she has recently been experiencing. Crucial in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is Diane’s exhibition of reckless behavior (giving away all her possessions) and extravagant plans with a feeling of grandiosity (joining the army and believing she will fight terrorists). Other contributing factors that indicate manic-depressive disorder are Diane’s elevated mood and high energy level, as well as her “pressured speech”, or the sense that she can’t get her words out fast enough and thus talks too loud. Diane was especially at risk for developing
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