IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 763-765

A case report: bipolar disorder

Authors: Nawal Tarahib Alotaibi, Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Shamekh, Dyna Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajri, Muath Saud Alyasi, Haifa Khalaf Al-Shammari, Al-Batool Fahad Ali Al-Mousa.

ABSTRACT

Background: Bipolar disorder (BD) is considered as one of the most common chronic diseases among populations that are always conjugated by depression; however, in chronic cases, it might increase the risk of death. Case presentation: A 65-year-old Saudi male presented to the Emergency Department due to irritation and agitation symptoms. He had a history of hypertension but with no previous history of strokes, seizures, any other psychotic or depressive symptoms, and substance use. The patient was admitted in psychiatry, where a lot of investigations were performed, and thus, he underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was started on valproic acid 500 mg and olanzapine 5 mg for 15 days. The patient's results were all within the normal range, and the imaging showed no significant findings. The symptoms gradually improved with an improved mental state. The patient was finally discharged on valproic acid 1,000 mg/day and olanzapine 10 mg/day. Conclusion: This case ensured that the late onset of BD should be considered even though bipolar affective disorder typically presents in the younger populations. Valproic acid and olanzapine drugs helped in the enhancement of the mental state of the patient.

Keywords:
Bipolar disorder, depression, manic episode, chronic disorders


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A case report: bipolar disorder


Authors
Nawal Tarahib Alotaibi
Consultant Psychiatrist, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Shamekh
Resident Psychiatry, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Dyna Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajri
Senior house officer, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Muath Saud Alyasi
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
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Haifa Khalaf Al-Shammari
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, University of Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Al-Batool Fahad Ali Al-Mousa

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Correspondence to:
. Muath Saud Alyasi, Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.; dina.kmh@gmail.com

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Received 19 Jan 2020
Published in print 25 Feb 2020

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Alotaibi NT, Al-Shamekh MAA, Al-Hajri DKM, Alyasi MS, Al-Shammari HK, Al-Mousa AFA. A case report: bipolar disorder. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi NT, Al-Shamekh MAA, Al-Hajri DKM, Alyasi MS, Al-Shammari HK, Al-Mousa AFA. A case report: bipolar disorder. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=82622 [Access: March 29, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi NT, Al-Shamekh MAA, Al-Hajri DKM, Alyasi MS, Al-Shammari HK, Al-Mousa AFA. A case report: bipolar disorder. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi NT, Al-Shamekh MAA, Al-Hajri DKM, Alyasi MS, Al-Shammari HK, Al-Mousa AFA. A case report: bipolar disorder. IJMDC. (2020), [cited March 29, 2020]; 4(3): 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi, N. T., Al-Shamekh, . M. A. A., Al-Hajri, . D. K. M., Alyasi, . M. S., Al-Shammari, . H. K. & Al-Mousa, . A. F. A. (2020) A case report: bipolar disorder. IJMDC, 4 (3), 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi, Nawal Tarahib, Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Shamekh, Dyna Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajri, Muath Saud Alyasi, Haifa Khalaf Al-Shammari, and Al-Batool Fahad Ali Al-Mousa. 2020. A case report: bipolar disorder. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi, Nawal Tarahib, Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Shamekh, Dyna Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajri, Muath Saud Alyasi, Haifa Khalaf Al-Shammari, and Al-Batool Fahad Ali Al-Mousa. "A case report: bipolar disorder." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi, Nawal Tarahib, Mohammed Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Shamekh, Dyna Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajri, Muath Saud Alyasi, Haifa Khalaf Al-Shammari, and Al-Batool Fahad Ali Al-Mousa. "A case report: bipolar disorder." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.3 (2020), 763-765. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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Alotaibi, N. T., Al-Shamekh, . M. A. A., Al-Hajri, . D. K. M., Alyasi, . M. S., Al-Shammari, . H. K. & Al-Mousa, . A. F. A. (2020) A case report: bipolar disorder. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 763-765. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1579426852


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