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  • 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 ...
  • Manic Period Of Bipolar Disorder People
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    Bipolar Disorder Definition: Bipolar disorder is a psychological disorder characterised by alteration between states of deep depression and extreme elation. Incidents: It is thought that 1% - 1.5% of the population could suffer from bipolar disorder. This effects man and women equally but women are three times more likely to experience rapid cycling. The disorder can effect all age groups. The first symptoms may occur in children or teenagers. Bipolar disorder in children is often misdiagnosed a...
  • Group Therapy For Patients With Bipolar Disorders
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    Bipolar Disorder: Wellness Paper The aspect of bipolar disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. It was rumored that Vincent Van Gough suffered from bipolar disorder. There is a large group of people suffering from this disorder, however there are no causes or cures for it. Bipolar disorder impairs ones ability to obtain and sustain social and occupational success. The journey for even a cause will continue for many years to come. Affective disorders are characterized by a depressed mo...
  • Patient With Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar Disorder Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides in past century. The stigma of being mentally ill has begun to fall away and people are finally starting to get the help that they need to recover. Bipolar disorder is one illness that we have come to more fully understand. Through assistance from a psychiatrist, family and medication a patient with bipolar disorder can enter remission and live a norm...
  • Mania To Depression Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar Disease Description: What is unipolar illness? When the mood is just depressed. This is far more common than bipolar illness. What is bipolar disease? Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness) are marked by periods of manic, greatly elated moods or excited states as well as by periods of depression. Although the manic-depressive psychosis may alternate from one of its phases to the other, one or the other phase is usually dominant for a while. Depression is more often dominant than ma...
  • Nervous Systems Of Adolescents With Bipolar Disorders
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    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 five Americans. Bipolar disorders ofte...
  • Episodes Of Bipolar Disorder
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    In today's society there are many different psychological disorders that people face on a daily basis. Often times the individuals know they even have the disorder until someone else recognizes it. One particular disorder is the Bipolar disorder. It has many different classifications and definitions, symptoms, and treatments. It is very important to notice this disorder in its beginning stages so it can be controlled. The bipolar disorder has often been classified and defined by many different t...
  • Individuals With Bipolar Disorder
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    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 high or feeling really low. Over ...
  • Moods Of Bipolar Disorders
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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 disord...
  • Medication Treatment For Bipolar Disorder
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    ... ng's as possible bipolar disorder, the person may deny that anything is wrong. Without proper treatment, however, hypomania can become severe mania in some people or can switch into depression. Sometimes, severe episodes of mania or depression include symptoms of psychosis (or psychotic symptoms). Common psychotic symptoms are hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or otherwise sensing the presence of things not actually there) and delusions (false, strongly held beliefs not influenced by logical ...
  • Mania And Depression In Bipolar Disorder
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    Abstract Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which a person's mood alternates between extreme mania and depression. Bipolar disorder is also called manic-depressive illness. In a related disorder called cyclothymia disorder (sometimes called Bipolar ), a person's mood alternates between mild depression and mild mania. Some people with cyclothymia disorder later develop full-blown bipolar disorder. Rates of bipolar disorder are similar throughout the world. At least fifteen percent of people ...
  • Depressive Stage Of Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most tragic mood disorders, because it virtually taunts with the affected persons mind. Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder) is a mental condition in which the person alternates between feelings of mania and depression (Kalat, 614). These feelings are extreme opposites, and thus create tremendous mental and physical stress on the person affected. This unfortunate disorder affects one to two percent of the adult population. Before bipol...
  • 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 ...
  • Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder
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    Abstract What defines Bi-polar Disorders, and different therapies for Bi-Polar Disorders? My hypothesis is that Bi-Polar Disorder is a chemical imbalance in the brain, and the only therapy is taking medication. The research design consist of going to the library, and using Internet resources, and will be performed on Mondays and Tuesdays. My research method consist of a review of the literature. My summary of the results were astounding. I found that there are more procedures and different medic...
  • 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...
  • Mania Stage Of Bipolar Disorder
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    INTRODUCTION What is Bipolar Disorder The word bipolar is defined as "relating to, associated with, or occurring in two polar regions 7. Bipolar disorder is a concept described as a mental illness in which a person experiences dramatic mood swings. This disorder affects one in every one hundred people. Bipolar disorder is the technical term for manic-depressive illness. The first known history of bipolar disorder was in 1922. Emil Kraepelin, director of the Research Institute of Psychiatry, deve...
  • Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar disorders are a class of Axis I mood disorders with severe physical, social, and psychological consequences to the patient, the patient's friends and family, and society as a whole. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., the lifetime prevalence for the three main types of bipolar disorders (bipolar type I, bipolar type II, and cyclothymic disorder) combined is approximately 1-2% percent, and unlike major depressive disorders, bipolar disorder is ...
  • Patients With Bipolar Disorder
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    Bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery to scientists and physicians since the sixteenth century. The well-known artist Vincent Van Gogh is the first documented case of the disorder, but since then, we have not learned much more about what causes the disease or even a cure for sufferers. The biggest hindrance to scientists is that there are so many symptoms, and they aren't sure what the source is. Right now, approximately one percent of the population (three million people) in the United ...
  • Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder
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    Jason Douglas Huffman Psychology Web Course 07 November 03 Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. The good news is that bipolar disorder can be treated, and pe...
  • Bipolar Disorder Patient
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    Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most tragic mood disorders today, because it virtually taunts with the affected person's mind. Bipolar disorder also known as manic depressive disorder is a mental condition in which the person alternates between feelings of mania and depression. These feeling are extreme opposites, and thus create tremendous mental and physical stress on the person affected. This unfortunate disorder affects one to two percent of the adult population. Before bipolar disord...

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