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Case Studies

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

CASE STUDY: CINDY

CASE STUDY: CINDY

Cindy is a 17-year-old who presented with symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts and severe irritability. Serotonergic medications increased her irritability, depression and suicidal thoughts. Her SPECT study showed marked decreased activity in the left temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex. She responded positively to a combination of Lamictal and Wellbutrin and psychotherapy.

CASE STUDY: SUMMER

CASE STUDY: SUMMER

Summer is an 18-year-old female who came for evaluation after an overdose of pills combined with alcohol in a suicide attempt. She had 4 prior suicide attempts along with a history or drug abuse, run away behavior, aggressive outbursts and school failure. Her SPECT study showed marked decreased activity in the left temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex bilaterally. She responded positively to a combination of Tegretol and desipramine and psychotherapy.

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