1.) Please distinguish the difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II.
2.) You have a client that presents with the following symptoms:
Flight of ideas
Previous manic episodes
Feeling of helplessness, guilt, fear
Lack of motivation
Substance use possible abuse (alcohol and Adderall)
Please diagnosis your client with either Bipolar I or II and address the following questions:
What are two possible medications that your client may be prescribed?
What symptoms of the ones listed above would the medications treat?
What are the medications most common side-effects?
Are there any contraindications to the medication?
Are there differences in special populations (Elderly, children, pregnancy)?