Specific Population and the Advocate Role
Advocates usually argue or may plead in the favor of something of good cause such as a policy or act of support. The human service field has advocates who advocate for clients to make decisions for institutions, social systems, and economics. It is based on moral, faith or ethical principles to protect the interest of others. Advocacy helps individuals make a change in society. There are many types of social justice advocacy. The specific population of advocacy of interest would be teens with bipolar disabilities. Understanding Bipolar Disorders Bipolar disorders are lifelong conditions which effects how teens act and the way they feel. It is a mood disorder that effects how teens act and the way they may feel. It is better when family members and close associates understand the symptoms of the disorder. It is a mood disorder that effects the emotions and thoughts. This disorder causes depression and manic highs. One minute someone with this disability may feel great and change suddenly to feeling gloomy. There are medications that can help someone manage his or her life better. Relatives and friends should understand that this illness leads to severe mood swings. Teenagers with bipolar disorder can be effectively treated. Treatment for bipolar disorder usually includes education of the patient and the family about the illness, mood stabilizing medications such as lithium and valproic acid, and psychotherapy. Mood stabilizing medications often reduce the number and severity of manic episodes, and also help to prevent depression (Family Resources, 2001). This can lead to conflicts with anyone that the teen comes in contact with any time of the day. There is actually no cure for this disorder, so treatment is the next best thing. Ways to Assist with Problem The...
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