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Bipolar Disorder

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Beth Walker

on 21 December 2016

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Transcript of Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder?
Types of
Bipolar Disorder
What causes BPD?
Genetics of BPD

This is the "sad" or low part of Bipolar Disorder.
Mania is the "happy" or high side of Bipolar Disorder.
Bipolar Disorder
to have severe mood swing of
Bipolar Disorder cases people
mania and depression.
Some of the signs include...
Extravagant ideas of themselves, and plans usually unrealistic
More energy
Need for less sleep
Talkative, talking quickly
Aggressive to people mostly to those that do not understand his or her ideas
Makes rash decisions
Has risky adventurers
Drinks a lot of alcohol or takes illegal drugs
Low interest in life
Some sign include...
felling guilty worthless or useless
No motivation
Poor concentration
Sleeping problems, Lacking of energy
Poor appetite or comfort eating
thoughts of death or suicidal ideas
5.7 million 2.6% of adult americans have BPD
the age that signs are shown is 25 but it can show as early as early teenage years or as late as 40's to 50's
More women than men have BPD.
lower social status my be
linked to a higher rate of bipolar disorder
The unbalance of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin
Bad heath habits excessive drug and alcohol use ( substance abuse is not considered a cause of bipolar disorder it can worsen the illness)
Bipolar disorder runs in families
more than two thirds of the people who have BPD has a family member with BPD or some other mood disorder
a person with one parent
with BPD has a 25% chances of getting BPD
a person with two parents that have BPD has a 75% chance of the disorder
Treatment of BPD
Patient-to-patient support group raised treatment willingness by 86% and reduced hospitalization.
With treatment BPD suffers say they have a much more positive outlook on their illness
There is no cure. Treatment usually means that episodes are shorter or may be prevented.
Almost half of the BPD suffers who recovered still had lingering symptoms.
Medicines that aim to prevent episodes of mania, hypomania and depression are called mood stabilizers.
Bipolar Disorder Statistics
approximately three times as many women as men experience rapid cycling.
BPD is the sixth leading cause of disability in the world
BPD results in 9.2 years reduction in expected life span,
1 in every 5 suffers completes suicide
1 in every 6 people with bipolar disorder have the rapid cycling bipolar disorder.
Most young children with rapid mood swings and extremely high energy levels do not actually have bipolar disorder.
by Beth Walker
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