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BiPolar Disorder

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Emma Mills

on 18 September 2012

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Bipolar Disorder By: Emma Mills and Alexis Angell -Bipolar disorder is a maniac depressive disorder. It features
incredible highs (maniac) and disabling lows (depression,)
-1.5% of the population will have at least one hypo maniac
or maniac episode in their lives . Definition When a Person is in Hypo Maniac/ Maniac mode they feel: The Roller Coaster: Maniac Unusually good and competent or irritable.
Speech is pressured and thoughts race.
They get distracted easily.
Have heightened energy and sleep is unnecessary
They behave out of character.
In Mania mode the symptoms are so severe that there is marked impairment in work and social functioning When a person is in depression mode they feel: The Roller Coaster: Depression They have a decrease in enjoyment and interest
Changes in sleep patterns and appetite.
Repeated thoughts of suicide and death.
less energy and agitation and many more. Symptoms/ Effects: Mania: The symptoms of mania are as follows.
Increased sexual drive
risk behavior
Denial that something is wrong
excessive euphoria
speedy speech
Very poor judgement The symptoms of bipolar depression are as follows;
Persistent sad, anxious or empty mood.
Decreased energy and difficulty concentrating.
Feelings of pessimism, hopelessness, and guilt.
Change in appetite or weight. Symptoms/Effects : Depression Overall, it is a lot like a regular
depression diagnosis. Treatments;
Mood stabilizers, such as lithium.
Anti depressants like bupropion.
Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) Prevention and Treatment: Prevention:
There is no prevention since a person has to be born with the disorder. If treated;
With treatment those diagnosed can lead normal, happy lives if caught earlier rather than later. Prognosis: If left untreated;
Cognition and behavior develops.
Problems with short term and long term memory.
Problems with mental agility. The Bipolar Brain! Example of Mania: Youtube Videos: Narrative on Depression On our honor we have been academically honest!!!
Alexis Angell and Emma Mills! Honor Code! Works Cited!! Baltimore Psych. Northern County Psychiatric Associates, 2007. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://www.baltimorepsych.com/Bipolar.htm>.
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Medline Plus.com. U.S National Library of Medicene, n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://vsearch.nlm.nih.gov/vivisimo/cgi-bin/query- Works Cited
Neuroscience for kids. Neuroscience for Kids, 27 Sept. 2005. Web. 17 Sept. 2012. <http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bipolar.html>.
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