Psy Analysis Essay

1408 Words Jun 30th, 2013 6 Pages
Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of having trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and experiencing an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant.

Resources: Appendix A, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, and the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive application at the McGraw Hill Higher Education Web site

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper analyzing Marla’s disorder. Address the following:

Decide which disorder Marla may have using the information in the Faces of Abnormal Psychology Interactive Application at http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/psychology/faces/#. The profile introduction will match
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When Marla is feeling low, she has realized that she likes to shop to make her appearance appear pricier.
I came to my diagnoses of Bipolar with ADHD with severe anger tendencies due to the following facts. ADHD’s symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Bipolar Disorder is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick. Bipolar individuals go from manic to mania in a split second or in some cases over lap each other. The manic phase may last from days to months. It can include the following symptoms:
* Easily distracted
* Little need for sleep
* Poor judgment
* Poor temper control
* Reckless behavior and lack of self control
* Binge eating, drinking, and/or drug use
* Poor judgment
* Sex with many partners (promiscuity)
* Spending sprees
* Very elevated mood
* Excess activity (hyperactivity)
* Increased energy
* Racing thoughts
* Talking a lot
* Very high self-esteem (false beliefs about self or abilities)
* Very involved in activities
* Very upset (agitated or irritated)
These symptoms of mania occur with bipolar disorder I. In people with bipolar disorder II, the symptoms…