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  • Several Types Of Bipolar Disorders
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    Bipolar Disorder: Its Causes and Effects At least 2 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, more commonly known as manic-depression. This illness usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. Although it may come into affect at any time, most individuals with the disorder experience their first mood episode in their 20's. However, manic-depression quite often strike teenagers and has been diagnosed in children under 12. The risk of suicide among persons ...
  • Nicole's Behavior During A Severe Episode
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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 ...
  • Depressive Episode
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    Manic depression is an illness that affects how people think, feel, and act. These people have really extreme episodes of mania (highs) and depression (lows.) It happens to about 1% of the population, both equally in men and women. When the person is going through a manic episode they have lots of energy, talk fast, jumping from topic to topic. Also, their thoughts are racing, they have a higher self-esteem, and have more enthusiasm. They also may not need as much sleep. During this time, the pe...
  • Clinical Depression The Chemicals In The Brain
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    Clinical depression is very common. Over nine million Americans are diagnosed with clinical depression at some point in their lives. Many more people suffer from clinical depression because they do not seek treatment. They may feel that depression is a personal weakness, or try to cope with their symptoms alone. On the other hand, some people are comfortable with admitting their symptoms and seeking help. Such a discrepancy may account for the differences in reported cases of depression between ...
  • 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...
  • Cause Of Depressive Symptoms
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    Bipolar disorder is a disease that effects one in every five Americans. It is second only to heart disease for loss of workdays in the U.S. Due to popular belief the cause of Bipolar disorder is a chemical imbalance in the brain. This imbalance is due to one neurotransmitter called norepinephrine it is thought to be the cause of depressive symptoms. Norepinephrine is a hormone produced by the adrenal medulla, similar in chemical and pharmacological properties to epinephrine (also a hormone secre...

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