Bipolar 2 Case Studies

These sample case studies are for illustration only. If the symptoms sound similar to those that you (or a loved one) are experiencing, please contact your primary physician or a mental health professional for an evaluation as soon as possible. She has a very demanding, high stress job as a second year medical resident in a large hospital. She graduated with top honors in both college and medical school.

She has very high standards for herself and can be very self-critical when she fails to meet them.

Despite her best efforts, she hasn’t been able to shake the negative thoughts.The few times he attempted to return to work were unbearable for him. Normally an outgoing, fun-loving guy, Josh has become increasingly withdrawn, “jumpy”, and irritable since his fiancé’s death.He’s stopped working out, playing his guitar, or playing basketball with his friends – all activities he once really enjoyed.She’s had several embarrassing moments in meetings where she has lost track of what she was trying to say.When she goes to bed at night, it’s as if her brain won’t shut off.He raced to her side, embracing her crumpled, bloody body as she died in his arms in the middle of the crosswalk.No matter how hard he tries to forget, he frequently finds himself reliving the entire incident as if it was happening all over.His fiancée, a beautiful young woman he’d been dating for the past 4 years, was walking across a busy intersection to meet him for lunch one day.He still vividly remembers the horrific scene as the drunk driver ran the red light, plowing down his fiancée right before his eyes.Lately, he has refused to answer or make calls on his cell phone, claiming that if he does it will activate a deadly chip that was implanted in his brain by evil aliens.His parents have tried to get him to go with them to a psychiatrist for an evaluation, but he refuses.

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