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Bipolar Disorder

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Brianne Bender

on 5 June 2013

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By Brianne Bender Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental illness with dramatic shifts in mood and energy, and episodes of depression and mania. People with this illness experience intense "ups and downs" in their emotional state. What is it? Symptoms Disruption to dopamine system Causes There is no cure Treatments 10,000,000+ Americans have Bipolar disorder Facts/Statistics National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Institute of Mental Health
Web MD Resources Symptoms of Mania Symptoms of Depression Being irritable
Overly happy mood
Easily distracted
Racing thoughts
Being impulsive
Being tired
Can't concentrate
Bad memory
Changed habits
Thoughts or attempts of suicide Unusual serotonin levels It is often inherited
Medicine to stabilize mood Antipsychotic medications Antidepressants More than 1/2 of all cases begin age 15-25 There are 4 types of Bipolar disorder: Bipolar 1 Disorder, Bipolar 2 Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (BP-NOS), and Cyclothymic Disorder
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