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  • BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Bipolar Disorder By Elliott Subervi Bipolar DisorderBipolar disorder is a condition in which people experience abnormally elevated (manic or hypomanic) and abnormally depressed states for short‚ or significant periods of time; in a way that interferes with functioning .(web‚Md) Bipolar disorder has been estimated to affect more than 5 million Americans—about 3 out of every 100 adults. [2] It affects people without regard to age‚ race‚ ethnicity‚ gender‚ education or occupation. Not everyone

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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder‚ also known as manic–depressive disorder‚ is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels‚ cognition‚ and mood. These moods are clinically referred to as mania or‚ if milder‚ hypomania. Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes or symptoms‚ or mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present

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    Bipolar disorder is one of the oldest known illnesses. Extensive research reveals that there was some mention of the symptoms in early medical records‚ which date back to the 1600’s. Bipolar was first noticed as far back as the second century. Aretaeus of Cappadocia (a city in ancient Turkey) first recognized some symptoms of mania and depression‚ and felt they could be linked to each other. Aretaeus’s findings went unnoticed and unsubstantiated until 1650‚ when a scientist named Richard Burton wrote

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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

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    Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder In the world today Bipolar Disorder Abstract This article reviews the current state of the literature on the assessment of bipolar disorder in adults. Research on reliable and valid measures for bipolar disorder has unfortunately lagged behind assessment research for other disorders‚ such as major depression. We review diagnostic tools‚ self-report measures

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    Bipolar Disorder While the precise causes of bipolar disorder are not yet fully understood‚ we do know that It is primarily a biological illness. However‚ its onset is often linked to stressful life events. There are a number of factors that are believed to play a role in developing bipolar disorder Including genetics‚ brain chemicals‚ environmental factors and sometimes medical illnesses. Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which a person ’s mood alternates between extreme mania and depression

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    Bipolar Disorder TC Bulger MCI University Bipolar Disorder Over the years there have been many misconceptions about what bipolar disorder is‚ what the symptoms are‚ and how it is treated. Bipolar disorder‚ also known as manic-depressive illness‚ is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood‚ energy‚ activity levels‚ and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. A person who has “mood swings” does not automatically qualify them for a diagnosis of 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 cyclothymic disorder (sometimes called Bipolar III)‚ a person’s mood alternates between mild depression and mild mania. Some people with cyclothymic disorder later develop full-blown bipolar disorder. Rates of bipolar disorder are similar throughout the world. At least fifteen percent of people

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    Bipolar Disorder Gail Fryer SOC 313 Instructor Sabrina Geoffrion October 29‚ 2012 Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a medical illness that causes extreme shifts in mood‚ energy and functioning. These changes can be subtle or dramatic and vary greatly over a persons’ life. Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally and usually starts between the ages of 15-25 years old. In this paper‚ I will explain the different types of bipolar disorder and some of the symptoms of each‚ the lifestyle

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    Bipolar Disorder PSY/340 April 15‚ 2013 Telisha L. Chandler‚ M.S. Bipolar disorder is a chronic condition involving episodes of both depression and elevated mood‚ associated with significant disability and high relapse rates (Proudfoot‚ et al.‚ 2009). For the purpose of this paper bipolar disorder will be discussed beginning with a description of the illness‚ then an explanation of the neurological damages or changes to the brain that can occur due to the illness. Next the possible behavioral

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