Diagnostic review of a depressed patient previously diagnosed of bipolar disorder

Aurora Gavino, Montserrat Postigo, Lucía Pérez

Abstract


A combined therapeutic intervention -pharmacological and psychological- is described for the treatment of a patient previously diagnosed of Bipolar Disorder. The cooperation of psychiatrists and psychologists helped to set an alternative diagnosis (depression) and the subsequent treatment. The therapeutic outcome obtained shows the need to assume, under certain circumstances, several simultaneous and competitive diagnoses, especially when the overall pattern of the gathered data cannot be unequivocally translated into symptoms according to current diagnostic criteria.


Keywords


Bipolar disorder; depression; assertiveness; social skills



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.2.3.536

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