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  • Manic Depression And Dysthymia Disorder
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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 ma...
  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Bipolar Illness
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    Miguel Amador Abnormal Psychology Professor Cleveland April 13, 2004 Bipolar Illness Bipolar illness, also called manic depression, is misdiagnosed on the average of two out of three times; unfortunately it is an illness that kills one in four afflicted persons. Major psychiatric disorders such as bipolar illness make up half of the leading causes of disease related disability in the United States (web). Bipolar illness is a major psychological disorder characterized by episodes of mania, depres...
  • Group Therapy For Patients With Bipolar Disorders
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    Bipolarity This spring break I went to the Florida Keys with my friend Dan Granger. His uncle let us stay at his house, which I thought was cool. His wife told us how nice it was going to be to have us there. Then she told us how well everything was going with them. Which I didn't really care but I listened anyway. Come to find out that Dan's uncles wife is bipolar. I had never met anybody who had a bipolar disorder. She seemed fine when I talked to her but then while we were eating she started ...
  • Bipolar Disorder
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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,...
  • Depressed Phase Of Bipolar Illness
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    Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by feelings of worthlessness, guilt, sadness, helplessness, and hopelessness. It is different then normal sadness or grief from the loss of a loved one because it is persistent and severe. Clinical depression has many related symptoms trouble sleeping, eating disorders, withdrawal and inactivity, self-punishment, and loss of pleasure. People that are depressed do not like to do things they may usually like to. Surveys that have been taken that s...
  • Medications
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    Bipolar is defined as manic-depressive illness, a psychiatric condition characterized by episodes of mania (exaggerated euphoria) alternating with periods of depression. (web) I inherited the condition from my father. I am told that at the time there was no treatment other than spending time in a mental institute. I had 2 aunts and one cousin that also had the disease. They all killed themselves. My days used to begin with me trying to convince myself to get out of bed and go to work. There was ...
  • Forms Of Depression
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    In today's society, we are faced with or placed in many unpredictable and stressful situations. However, many of us manage to properly analyze the situations and maintain our sanity, experiencing only a mild form of depression, if any. Others may encounter similar situations and become mentally depressed. Some reasons for being depressed are normal, such as, a death of a family member, parents divorce, or loss of job; but, depending on how long you are depressed, as a result of these mis fortuna...
  • Know Cure For The Bipolar Disorder
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    Manic-depressive illness, or bipolar disorder, is a psychiatric disorder and brain disease is characterized by severe mood swings, from mania to depression. Bipolar Disorder is a biological disease of the brain. It is caused by a chemical imbalance. It affects more than 2 million Americans and may have a strong genetic link Men and women are equally likely to develop this disabling illness. Bipolar disorder changes lives, affects relationships, and can be deadly. There is no know cure for the bi...
  • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric disorder characterized by extreme mood swings. Which range between acute episodes of high anxiety (mania) to as low as severe depression. Formerly known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar disorder is marked by wild, cyclical mood swings. (Neenan) Cyclical means occurring in repeating episodes. The book and the article largely disagreed on how many people may be affected by bipolar. The article state five percent of the population will be affe...
  • Type Of Bipolar Disorder Experience
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    Bipolar Disorder: Finding the Light in the Dark Affecting nearly one percent of the population of the United States, bipolar disorder has quickly become one of the leading forms of mental illness (Spearing). While advancements in medical science and technology have allowed researchers and physicians to understand its elements more clearly, the effects of bipolar disorder are tragic and often deadly. Often the negative results occur due to a lack of proper diagnosis: some seventy-five percent of ...
  • Emerging Symptoms Of Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder
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    The Bipolar Child - A New Emergence The bipolar child is a relatively neglected childhood diagnosis that is the subject of great controversy in the fields of clinical and child psychiatry and psychology. Diagnosis and treatment of such a devastating disorder is very difficult due to several different factors, including, Childhood-onset Bipolar Disorder (COBPD) does not have its own criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), published by the A...
  • Group Therapy For Patients With Bipolar Disorders
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    Bipolar Disorder 1 Bipolar Disorder The event of bipolar disorder has been a mystery since the 16th 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 ma...
  • Treatment For Bipolar Disorder
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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...
  • People With Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar Disorder can be a very scary thing for people to go through. You can go from being extremely "happy"; to extremely upset within seconds, which is due to the serotonin levels in your brain. Bipolar disorder causes people to have mood swings which most of the time have nothing to do with anything going on in their lives. This disease is exactly that, a disease. People who get it cannot help it, just as people with cancer cannot help what they have received. Another name for bipolar disorde...
  • Phases Of Manic And Depressive Episodes
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    Genetic disorders: Bipolar Disorder Research paper Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression disorder, is a serious two-faced mental illness that affects approximately two million people all across America today. Bipolar is characterized by a cycle of mood swings between elation (mania) and extreme depression. (web) Mania is the euphoric phase that is characterized by an exhilarated or irritable mood that generally lasts at least one week. A manic episode is represented by change from nor...
  • People With Bipolar Disorder
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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...

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