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Transcript of bipolor disorder
Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year. More than two-thirds of people with bipolar disorder have at least one close relative with the illness or with unipolar major depression, indicating that the disease has a heritable component.
Can people with bipolar disorder funstion? Natasha Tracy says (from www.healthyplace.com/blogs) "Being a “high-functioning” bipolar dosn’t really have a definition, per say. The term indicates that I’m not in a mental hospital, and I do things like live on my own, pay rent, work and whatnot." so yes some people can function with bipolar disorder
Mood swings with bipolar I cause significant difficulty in your school or relationships. Bipolar II is less severe than bipolar I.You may have some changes in your functioning,but generally you can carry on with your normal daily routine.
Relationships with other disorders
Bipolar disorder and alcoholism often occur together. anxitey and depression (which people who are bipolar often have) cause people to drink, and that can make symptoms worse.
You will need mood stabilizers if you have bipolar I or II. If symptoms of depression or mania persist in spite of treatment with other medications you will need to take antipsychotic medication such as risperidone (Risperdal). you will also need to take antidipresents such as fluoxetine (Prozac).
(Robin Williams)“Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes,” Williams told Terry Gross on the “Fresh Air” NPR radio show in 2006. “Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/08/11/robin-williams-bipolar-sufferer-dead-at-63-due-to-suicide/