Bipolar Disorder

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  • Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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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

  • Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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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

  • Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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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

  • Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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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

  • The Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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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

  • Bipolar Disorder

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    extreme to the next with regularity. This personality disorder is known as bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is the condition in which one’s mood switches from periods of extreme highs known as manias to periods of extreme lows known as depression. The name bipolar comes from the root words bi (meaning two) and polar (meaning opposite) (Peacock, 2000). Though often bipolar disorder is developed in a person’s late teens to early adulthood; bipolar disorder’s early symptoms can sometimes be found in

  • Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar is a mental illness, currently in the DSM-IV, and the main thing it affects is the mood. It is known for its range of depressive and manic episodes, like an up and down continuum, or a roller coaster or moods. There are two different categories of Bipolar disorder: Bipolar I, also known as manic-depression, and Bipolar II. It is an extremely common mental illness. According to WebMD, approximately 6 million people in the United States suffer from Bipolar disorder, about 2.5%. With numbers

  • Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar Disorder INTRODUCTION      The purpose of this paper is to discuss bipolar disorders in adolescents. This paper will include a discussion on what bipolar disorders are. There will be a presentation of the causes and symptoms of bipolar disorders. There will be a discussion of the medical as well as the therapeutic interventions and this paper will also include the importance of treatment. WHAT ARE BIPOLAR DISORDERS?      Bipolar disorder is a disease that affects one in every

  • Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depression, is a mental disorder in which the individual experiences severe mood swings. This mental disorder “affects approximately 5.7 million American adults, or about 2.6 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year” (National Institute of Mental Health). Extreme happiness, hyperactivity, little need for sleep, and racing thoughts are symptoms of a manic episode. Extreme sadness, a lack of energy or interest in things

  • Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar Disorder The severe mood fluctuations of bipolar or manic-depressive disorders have been around since the 16-century and affect little more than 2% of the population in both sexes, all races, and all parts of the world (Harmon 3). Researchers think that the cause is genetic, but it is still unknown. The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because the symptoms