Bipolar Disorder and Its Possible Diagnosis

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AXIS I: The most probable diagnosis from Axis I would be Bipolar I disorder, single manic episode, with mood congruent psychotic features. The client also presents some symptoms of delusional disorder and schizoaffective disorder, put the presence or absence of certain features rule these diagnoses out.

AXIS II: No personality disorder is evident.

AXIS III: The client does not present with any relevant or associated medical condition.

AXIS IV: The client has not experienced any major psychosocial stressor lately that would contribute to the presenting symptoms.

AXIS V: On the Global Assessment of Functioning scale, the client would score somewhere in the range of 21 30.

Rationale: Provide reasoning for the diagnosis.
The symptoms presented by the client are characteristic of Bipolar I disorder with single manic episode. The defining features of this diagnosis are a single manic episode with no history of major depressive episodes. The manic episode is characterized by a distinct and persistent period of abnormal mood that is elevated and expansive that lasts for at least one week. The most prominent features of the manic episode presented by the client include a sense of grandiosity, decreased need for sleep, increased talkativeness, and an increase in behavior that is goal directed. This manic episode has caused disruption in the client's professional life, and the symptoms are not a result of physiological effects from any…