Summary of Bipolar disorder
Flashcards on Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is a (type of) disorder with two major types.
Questions on Bipolar disorder
A 28-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department by her sister because of erratic behavior. The sister claims that while driving the patient said "let's close our eyes" while crossing red-traffic lights, and then laughed frenetically. The patient works as a stockbroker and over the past 2 months she has joined multiple organizations as a consultant. She claims to sleep with different men after closing business deals because she feels empowered. When asked about her personal information, she talks very rapidly, claims to feel better than ever, while assuring that there is no need to keep her in the hospital. Her medical history is relevant for being diagnosed with major depressive disorder a year ago, and anorexia nervosa when she was 15-years-old. Physical examination is noncontributory. Her temperature is 36.1°C (96.9°F), pulse is 94/min, respirations are 29/min, and blood pressure is 125/60 mm Hg. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?