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    What is manic depression? “ It has a name now I know what it is“ ( gold pg 26 ) Manic depression also know as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of disorder ( also called mood disorder ) that goes beyond the day’s ordinary ups and downs, and is becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, happiness, elevated mood, or irritability, also called mania countered by periodic, classic

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    Bipolar Disorder can be classified by the occurrence of manic episodes followed by hypomanic or major depressive episodes. A manic episode is a distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, extensive, or irritable mood and abnormally and persistently increased goal-directed activity or energy, lasting at least 1 week and present most of the day, nearly every day. During the specific period of mood disturbance and increased energy or activity, many symptoms are present. Some examples of

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    Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million Americans, of ages 18 and older. There is no specific person it affects it can happen to almost anyone, regardless of age, sex, or race. On the other hand, different types of episodes of bipolar disorder some are can be more serious than others. The three main types of the bipolar disorder are Bipolar I disorder, Bipolar II disorder, and Cyclothymic disorder. The five main episodes of the bipolar disorder are Manic Episode, Major Depressive Episode

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    Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depression disorder, may cause unusual changes in mood and behavior such as grandiosity, decreased energy, distractibility, diminished interest, insomnia, pressured speech, suicidal thoughts, and decrease in the ability to carry out day to day tasks (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; 5th Ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013). According to Jann (2014) the symptoms of bipolar disorders are severe alternating between normal

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    An interesting topic to discuss is the bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is defined as, “A disorder involving periods of incapacitating depression alternating with periods of extreme euphoria and excitement” (Hockenbury & Hockenbury 578). Bipolar disorder has the same symptoms as depression and then cycles through a period of mania. Additionally, you can still be diagnosed with Bipolar disorder if you only experience manic episodes (Hockenbury & Hockenbury 578). The manic episode can last for several

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    Bipolar disorder Bipolar is a disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. The most common ages that suffer from the disorder are from ages 14-60 year old. A patients who suffer from bipolar disorder constantly shift between the two poles of the affective spectrum, that is, from depression to mania (or hypomania). There is no specific pattern that allows clinicians to predict what affective state the patient will present next, nor when he or she

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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a type of manic depression classified by those affected having extreme polar opposite emotions. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder, go from extreme highs (mania) to very lows, (depression). Because this illness deals with such drastic changes in behavior, it is essential that those who suffer take medical action in treatment of their disorder, unlike other depressions that may be treated with therapy only. Medical treatment with the use of drugs

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    I think the factors that account for the findings, that Bipolar Disorder is associated with the highest suicide rate are the best described by the study done by Eroglu, Karakus, and Tamam (2013). They suggest that the following factors influence suicide rates: biological, emotional and clinical influences, previous suicide attempts, gender, manic and depressive episodes, age onset, family history, substance abuse, rapid cycling, social phobia and general anxiety disorder. On the biological influences

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    Bipolar Disorder It is generally understood that everyone has good and bad days. A phrase people are familiar with is "everyone has their ups and downs". Most people, to a certain extent, are able to control their moods, whether it is good or bad. However, people who suffer from bipolar disorder sometimes are unable to control their moods. People with bipolar disorder experience sudden and, at times, severe mood swings, shifting from manic to depressive moods. Bipolar disorder is not gender

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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is often considered a hereditary disease. According to the National Mental Health Association (2001) a specific genetic link to bipolar disorder has not been found. Studies show that 80 to 90 percent of those who suffer from bipolar disorder have relatives with some form of depression (NIMH, 2001). Bipolar disorder is a mental illness involving one or more episodes of serious mania and depression which causes individuals to feel an euphoric type

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