Case Study Of Demi Lovato

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For this assignment, I chose to diagnose Demi Lovato. Ms. Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and actress, who started her career as a young actress in Barney and Friends. Later she starred in the Disney Channel hit show Camp Rock where she released her debut single “This is me”. I didn’t start listening to her music until just a few years ago, and I have grown to love Demi’s music. The lyrics in a lot of her songs have deep meanings and sometimes ironic inferences. This is what led me to look into what they meant a little bit more. Each lyric she sings, she does so with heartfelt emotion and you can tell they are true to her story. Her music draws you in and you believe everything she says. Skyscraper, Sorry not Sorry, and Neon lights are just …show more content…
Coincidentally, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, which is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks (Gregory J.Fiest). While there she received a standard regimen of treatments including mood stabilizers and psychotherapy. While I could not find the specific drugs used in her treatment, they were most likely, lamotrigine, carbamazepine or valproic acid, as these are quite commonly used mood stabilizers. As for psychotherapy, she would have most likely been regularly engaged in support group meetings and cognitive behavioral therapy sessions with a …show more content…
Coincidentally, these include, genetics, and or people who have a family member who is bipolar have a greater probability of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Moreover, it has been linked to neurotransmitter imbalances, as well as imbalances in the endocrine system. Additionally, sociocultural and socioeconomic factors play a significant role as well. A person who suffers physical or emotional abuse, experiences a significant loss, is under a lot of mental stress, or witnessed/was involved in a traumatic event is at greater risk for developing bipolar disorder. Furthermore, research has shown that people who have a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder may not display symptoms until an unusually stressful or traumatic event occurs in their lives causing a severe mood swing

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