Name of Case: “Honey Bare”
Diagnosis: 301.13 (F34.0). Other specified Cyclothymic Disorder with insufficient duration and symptoms.
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 …show more content…
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 …show more content…
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