Articles in Category: Mental Health

Anxiety and Depression

Case Studies | Mental Health

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Sidney is 62 years old with a first episode of agitated depression. He recently retired from work as a mechanic as he felt that he could not keep up with the pace of work. He lives with his wife in their own property and has four grown up children and two grandchildren. Sidney’s wife continues to work and as a consequence Sidney spent much of the day at home with little structure to his day. He did not know what to do with his time and felt hopeless about the future. Sidney had been depressed for about 18 months prior to his retirement although he had not sought medical help until after he retired.

Bipolar Disorder

Case Studies | Mental Health

BIPOLAR DISORDER

James is 60 years old with Bipolar Disorder and is divorced with two children in their late 20s. His life had undergone a lot of significant changes - he took early retirement on health grounds, his marriage had ended and he had recently had to move from the family home to a one bedroom flat. James had had difficulties with his mental health for much of his life and was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 15 years ago.

Eating Disorder

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EATING DISORDER

Katherine is 32 years old and has struggled with issues around eating since the age of 13. She left home at 20 to go to University and has worked as a teacher for the last 8 years. Unfortunately an episode of depression, triggered by the breakdown of a relationship the previous year, had led Katherine to feeling unable to work and she had not worked for the last nine months resulting in her having to move back in to her old family home with her parents.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Paul is a 40 year old man diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He has always lived with his parents and remains in the family home. He had maintained an office job for over 15 years but was reliant on his 75 year old mother to drive him to and from work. He experienced intrusive thoughts that his actions have caused, or will cause, harm to others and constantly rechecked his steps or actions.

Personality Disorder

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PERSONALITY DISORDER

Emma is 34 years old and lives with her son and daughter aged 11 and 8. Emma has experienced life-long difficulties regulating her emotions and was diagnosed with a Personality Disorder. There has been a significant increase in symptoms and episodes of self harm since her marriage ended two years previously. Emma does not work and is in receipt of Employment Support Allowance.

Psychosis

Case Studies | Mental Health

PSYCHOSIS

Anna is a 45 year old lady who experienced her first episode of Psychosis in her late 30s. She holds a high level position in accounting and has had several episodes off sick in recent years. She has recently been off work for six months with no return date planned as yet. Anna lives with her teenage son and husband of 20 years.

PTSD

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Isobel is a 40 year old lady with a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the time of her referral to Occupational Therapy she had been off work for a significant period of time. She worked in middle management and had always enjoyed her work. She lives with her mother in her own home and has two pet dogs. Isobel had a history of childhood trauma which caused her PTSD.

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