Case 6: Bipolar Disorder.
For this assignment, you will create a differential diagnosis for the patient in your chosen Case 6: Bipolar Disorder. Be sure to follow the instructions in Chapter 1: Differential Diagnosis Step by Step when creating your differential diagnosis. Your assignment must include the following:
Recommend a diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms, presenting problems, and history.
Assess the validity of your diagnosis using a sociocultural perspective.
Compare at least one evidence-based and one non-evidence-based treatment option for the diagnosis. Research a minimum of two peer-reviewed sources to support your choices.
Propose and provide an explanation for a minimum of two historical perspectives and two theoretical orientations that are inappropriate alternates for the conceptualizations in this case (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, humanistic, biological, sociocultural, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, integrative, etc.). NOTE: Be clear that you are writing about theoretical orientations and using the theoretical orientations to explain the client’s symptoms and presenting problems. Do not use the theoretical orientations to discuss any therapy or treatment approaches. Your application of the theoretical orientations should answer the question: How did this client develop the symptoms and current presenting problems? For example, “Based on the cognitive perspective, how did this client develop the symptoms and current presenting problem?” “Based on the humanisitic perspective, how did this client develop the symptoms and current presenting problem?” Etc.
The Making a Differential Diagnosis assignment
Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined
Must use at least two peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text.