Rising from Ashes

11/08/2013

“Vico reports feeling confused, emotionally labile and angry. She indicated that she has difficulty thinking and concentrating. Vico possesses the cognitive ability to lead a productive and fulfilling life; however, she is presently experiencing frequent episodes of crisis.”

Diagnosis:

Bipolar 1 disorder, Most recent episode depressed with mixed features, with anxious distress, and mood-congruent psychotic features. 

“Vico researched Autism and raised many good points regarding her own thoughts and behavior during interviews. As we find with other bright adults who have struggled with personal relationships and adaptive skills, it is understandable why she requested we explore this possibility. After completing a comprehensive evaluation; however, it was evident that Vico’s communication, self-insight, and empathy are more advanced than that of adults on the Autism Spectrum.”

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