Bipolar Disorder Essay

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Bipolar disorder also known as manic-depressive illness is a mental condition in which it alters a person’s mood, as well as their overall level of energy to accomplish activities throughout the day. Bipolar disorder is an extremely serious illness that may inhibit career advancements, healthy relationships, and a person’s overall performance in school. Bipolar disorder is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, and in many cases this illness is passed through a family’s gene pool. Although we know important key aspects of bipolar disorder, the causes are not completely understood. “During the manic phase, people with bipolar disorder are typically over talkative, overactive, elated, and lack the need to sleep or rest” (Myers, 2011, p. 662). Childhood bipolar disorder has become a controversial topic. Professional have continued to view bipolar disorder as an illness occurring after puberty, and in many repeated cases during adulthood (Reddy & Atamanoff, 2006). Due to the lack of training of many professionals, misdiagnoses have become frequent in children with bipolar diso...
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