"Bipolar Disorder" Essays and Research Papers

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Bipolar Disorder with Manic Depression

Bipolar Disorder with Manic Depression Case Study 4 Latresa Jackson Abnormal Psychology-SS440 Charitie Fuller December 12, 2007 Bipolar Disorder with Manic Depression What is bipolar disorder; also know as manic-depressive, an illness involving episodes of serious manic and depression with episodes that are like an unending roller-coaster ride form the highest peak to the lowest. Bipolar disorders are of two kind, bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder. With bipolar I disorder is...

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Demi Llovato Bipolar Disorder

Lovato, who last week tweeted her support for Catherine Zeta-Jones' "brave" decision to be treated for bipolar II disorder, revealed that she too is bipolar. The 18-year-old Disney actress discovered her diagnosis during her three-month stay at arehabilitation center in Illinois, where she was treated for anorexia, bulimia and cutting. "I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar," Lovato told People. "Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing...

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Cause and Effect

Campo-Johnston Professor Tatum English 101 June 30, 2013 Bipolar Disorder A proportion of patients with bipolar disorder have difficulty recognizing that they suffer from a disorder. This is disorder is sometimes called psychiatric disorder. Bipolar disorder is defined by certain periods of highs and lows of mood, activity and thinking. Age and gender are identified as important in understanding the nature and management of this disorder. This disorder is more common in women than it is in men. There is...

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Bipolar and Narcissistic: a Study of Personality Disorders

Bipolar and Narcissistic: A Study of Personality Disorders Extreme mood swings punctuated by periods of generally even-keeled behavior, is how bipolar disorder is defined as. Bipolar disorder symptoms usually do not show up until a person is in their mid-twenties and continues throughout their life. The disorder can be treated but without treatment it can cause major problems in that person’s life. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive illness. It is a brain disorder that can cause...

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day to day basis. These disorders make people incapable of being able to function properly in life on a daily base. One major disorder is known as Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic-depressive illness. Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally. It usually starts between ages 15 - 25. The exact cause is unknown, but it occurs more often in relatives of people with bipolar disorder (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth). Bi-polar disorder is a brain disorder that causes abnormal...

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Bipolar Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

Abstract This paper will be discussing Bipolar Disorder. It will cover some of today’s diagnosis methods and treatment. The treatments covered will involve psychotherapy and antidepressant drugs. Bipolar Disorder Many refer to Bipolar Disorder as manic-depressive disorder. This disorder causes people to swing from very low depressive states to extreme highs of “mania.” When people are depressed they may feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in everyday activities. However, when their mood shifts...

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Bipolar Disorder 4

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...

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Altered States of Conciousness

Describe how altered states of consciousness related to sleep, psychoactive drugs, or meditation and hypnosis affect individuals with the disorder Individuals that suffer from bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, display periods of positive high activity then drop to periods of emotional depression as well as lack of interest no matter what kind of task they are trying to accomplish or activity they are participating in. These episodes expand for a period of weeks, however...

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Schizophrenia, Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder

Schizophrenia Definition Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that generally appears in late adolescence or early adulthood - however, it can emerge at any time in life. It is one of many brain diseases that may include delusions, loss of personality (flat affect), confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis, and bizarre behavior. Individuals with schizophrenia may hear voices that are not there. Some may be convinced that others are reading their minds, controlling how they think, or...

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A Unquiet Mind

have an essay to write about and the prompt is, Write about some of the individuals you know who have a psych disorder.  How did they deal with it?  Did they cope well or did they struggle. He couldn’t help but laugh out loud and tell me to come over to his house because this was going to be a long conversation. So I went over and he started by telling me how there are different forms of bipolar and that the first thing to know is that “I am supposed to be on my medications but most of these medications...

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