Honey Bare Case Study

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SWK 565 Psychopathology
Name of Case: “Honey Bare”
Diagnosis: 301.13 (F34.0). Other specified Cyclothymic Disorder with insufficient duration and symptoms.
Justification:
In correlation of Criteria A in the DSM 5, Honey Bare experienced many periods with hypomanic symptoms and enjoyed just about everything she did.
Every couple of months, Honey Bare would experience a week or two of not enjoying anything at all (Anhedonia).
Criteria E examines the fact that the diagnosis of Cyclothymic Disorder cannot be diagnosed if there are effects of a substance drug abuse. Honey Bare stated that she doesn’t “drink much, and [she] never [does] drugs…”
An indirect symptom would be that Honey Bare “[fears] it would be the end of their relationship” (her
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Cyclothymic Disorder typically begins in early adulthood, and if she dropped out of college four years ago, she is likely in the appropriate age range for diagnosis. However, her actual age is not known and should not be assumed. As an outsider looking at the case though, her age is something that I would be interested in.
Honey Bare is likely presenting with symptoms of cyclothymic disorder; however, the case study does not note how long she has had the relevant symptoms. It does not indicate whether or not she has experienced these symptoms for the required two years. Therefore, she is diagnosed with Other Specified Cyclothymic Disorder, with insufficient duration and
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(2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: Americann Psychiatric Publishing.
Totterdell, P., & Kellett, S. (2008). Restructuring mood in cyclothymia using cognitive behavioral therapy: An intensive time-sampling study. Journal Of Clinical Psychology, 64(4), 501-518. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20444
Totterdell, P., Kellett, S., & Mansell, W. (2012). Cognitive behavioural therapy for cyclothymia: Cognitive regulatory control as a mediator of mood change.Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40(4), 412- 24. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.roberts.edu/10.1017/S1352465812000070
Fava, G. A. (1999). Well-Being Therapy: Conceptual and Technical Issues. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics,68(4), 171-179. doi:10.1159/000012329 Well-being therapy definition
Fava G, A, Rafanelli C, Tomba E, Guidi J, Grandi S, The Sequential Combination of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment and Well-Being Therapy in Cyclothymic Disorder. Psychother Psychosom

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