• 2000 Web Bipolar Disorder February
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    BIPOLAR DISORDER 1 Bipolar Disorder, often called Manic Depression, is a medical condition that involves severe mood swings in an individual. It is a lifetime condition that needs to be treated to keep it in remission (APA). It is not just a mental illness, but a medical disease involving the brain. 2 The disease progresses as the years pass and the frequency of mood changing episodes becomes more frequent (MHN). Bipolar Disorder involves depressive and manic phases. With the symptoms presented,...
  • Depression Daly 1997
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    People suffering from depression experience a lasting and continuously depressed mood that interferes with the ability to function, feel pleasure, and even maintain interest in life. The occasional feeling of being "blue" does not usually cause a downward spiral into depression. People suffering from major depressive episodes may feel so fatigued that they cannot go to work, school, or even do the simple things we take for granted. They may sleep day and night, have problems concentrating, and f...
  • Bipolar Disorder Short Presentation
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    Bipolar Disorder, also known as Manic Depression, involves episodes of mania and depression, with periods of stability. Manic episodes are characterized by elevated energy levels, restlessness, feeling of nothing can go wrong, and high self-confidence; while depressive episodes are the exact opposite: low energy, sluggish, sadness, and feeling of hopelessness. Occasionally, people suffering from Bipolar Disorder can suffer more severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Patients Lithium Treatment
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    The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16 th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Patients Lithium Treatment
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    Bipolar Disorder 1 Bipolar Disorder The event of bipolar disorder has been a mystery since the 16 th century. Records have shown that this problem can appear in almost anyone. It is clear that in our social world many people live with bipolar disorder. Regardless of the number of people suffering from the disease, we are still waiting for an explanation regarding the causes and cure. One fact of which we are aware, is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its' victims ability to obtain and ...
  • Bi Polar Disorder Psychological Disorders Manic Depression
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    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 of bipolar disorde...
  • Bipolar Disorder Depression Manic Episodes
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    It was only about one year ago when I was diagnosed with type II Bipolar disorder. However, I've had the symptoms for as long as I can remember! I am consistently reminded of all my childhood 'outbursts,' and I recall sitting in my room at the age of eleven tying a rope around my neck wanting to commit suicide. Everyone was quick to call me a drama queen, and write it all off as cravings for attention. Attention was not what I wanted or needed, then or now. Dealing with Bipolar disorder is a cho...
  • Bipolar Disorder Episodes One Manic
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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder is an affective disorder that is characterized by at least one episode of mania formerly referred to as manic depression (Ingram 723). It affects one percent of people throughout the world and knows no ethnic or status boundaries. In the United States, it is estimated that over two million people suffer from this incurable but treatable disorder. Bipolar disorder usually begins to show itself in males in their early twenties. Women however, typically may not exh...
  • Bipolar Disorder To Understand
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    To understand one's mind usually takes an entire lifetime. Through the labyrinths of thoughts and events sometimes the mind cannot handle everyday happenings as well as others. Emotions and moods become roller coasters which have no seatbelts. Episodes of serious mania and depression are outlined feelings through a disease called bipolar disorder. Take account this person's explanation of there minds flips and turns through everyday happenings: "I doubt completely my ability to do anything well...