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Bipolar Disorder

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Kamin Hecox

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder What exactly is
Bipolar Disorder? Ge How Do You Know That Somebody has ?? Symptoms of

Mania Feeling unusually “high” and optimistic OR extremely irritable Unrealistic, grandiose beliefs about one’s abilities or powers Racing thoughts; jumping quickly from one idea to the next Acting recklessly without thinking about the consequences Delusions and hallucinations (in severe cases) Talking so rapidly that others can’t keep up Sleeping very little, but feeling extremely energetic Highly distractible, unable to concentrate Impaired judgment and impulsiveness Symptoms of

Depression Feeling hopeless, sad, or empty. Inability to experience pleasure Fatigue or loss of energy Physical and mental sluggishness Appetite or weight changes Sleep problems Concentration and memory problems Feelings of worthlessness or guilt Thoughts of death or suicide Irritability Signs of a Mixed Episode Depression combined with agitation, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, distractibility, and racing thoughts This combination of high energy and low mood makes for a particularly high risk of suicide.

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