Case Study?

Mary is a 23 year old bisexual female. She is brought to see you by her mother who is very concerned about her. Mary’s mother reports that she found out that Mary has been stealing her pain medication (the mother’s) and she is worried that she may be addicted. She reports that while Mary comes from a very good home, she has had numerous problems over the last several years due in part to her tumultuous relationships with both men and women. She says that Mary is over dramatic and uses her sexuality to attract males – but then she gets boyfriends and girlfriends who mistreat her. This has led her to become very depressed and she also suspects that Mary throws up her food. Mary acknowledges that she was taking her mother’s prescription medication – but that it was for intense pain that she was experiencing. Mary states that her mother over exaggerates everything and she denies that she is depressed and that she throws up.  

What disorder does Mary have?

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  • 1 month ago

    Sexual orientation that has yet to be definitively proven?

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  • 1 month ago

    A disorder told to her by a doctor or professional

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I’d say have Mary get a physical to find out if there is something causing the pain. Mom needs to keep her pain meds under lock and key. It would help for Mary to see a therapist who is supportive of lgbt and who has a practice geared to helping lgbt.

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  • 1 month ago

    She's a lunatic.

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  • 1 month ago

    You haven't provided enough information to determine if Mary has a disorder or her mother does

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  • 1 month ago

    It would be irresponsible to diagnose on the basis of the mother's claims and Mary's denials only.

    The most one can presume from this intake is that the mother is anxious and possibly trying to justify an unwarranted medical intervention because her attempts to "fix" Mary's dating pattern have been rebuffed.

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  • 1 month ago

    Mother interfering disorder.

    This is evident in the mothers first report. "Mary comes from a very good home"

    As anyone in the crime, drug or domestic violence fields knows, a good home does not say a child's upbringing was good. The mother is more focused on her own views than those of her child.

    She should butt out and let the doctor examine the patient and draw his own conclusions. (Mary after all is 23 years of age)

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