PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER ANALYSIS
SUBMITTED BY: ERIN R. RANDOLPH
OCTOBER 31, 2010
COLLEGE AT AXIA/UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
FINAL PROJECT: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER ANALYSIS
Lorena is a 26-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of feeling agitated and hopeless. She is also having trouble sleeping and experiences racing thoughts. Lorena acknowledges she has really good days and really bad days. In fact, these symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant. There will be interview questions asked of the client during the interview process, the origin of the disorder discussed, as well as the many treatments of Bipolar disorder.
Stripped down to basics, people with bipolar disorder have mood swings, from elation to depression, that don 't necessarily have anything to do with what 's going on in their lives.
Bipolar disorder is also called manic depression, and it appears to be caused by electrochemical abnormalities in the brain. TV shows like to show people with bipolar disorder as criminals, but don 't worry , only a small percentage are ever violent. "Mania" and "manic" don 't mean "crazy". They refer to extra high emotions, full of energy, fast talking, not needing much sleep. It is not easy to recognize the symptoms of bipolar disorder. All of us have moods of ups and downs, but the moods of a person suffering from bipolar disorder are much more severe. These mood swings can be a hindrance in daily activities and can destroy relationships. Especially when a person is not in tune with the changes they are experiencing.
Lorena would best fall in the clinical disorder of Bipolar disorder. First, the main emotions of Bipolar disorder is feelings of agitation to hopelessness, trouble sleeping, and bouts of racing thoughts. Also, Lorena experiences difficulty at work as well as admitting she has good and bad days. As stated in the video of Faces
References: McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site. (2007). Faces of Abnormal Psychology interactive application. Retrieved May 2, 2009, from McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site, Week Nine, PSY270-Abnormal Psychology.