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Bipolar Disorder

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Transcript of Bipolar Disorder

Definition
Manic Depression
Serious shifts in mood
Risk Factors
Drinking alcohol
Learning how to control stress
Preventions
Pay attention to warning signs
Avoid drugs and alcohol
Take medication as directed
Don't use other medications with out asking you doctor.
Medications
Lithium
Anticonvulsants
Antipsychotics
Antidepressants
Symbyax
Benzodiazepines
The science
Doctors do not fully understand bipolar disorder
Physiological- Doctors study the behavior patterns
Psychological- Doctors study the brain patterns
How to get it
Genetics
Environmental: Outside factors-stress- stretching yourself to thin
If your family has this is their genes then it is likely you will get it.
Helping friends
Be loving
Supportive
Understanding
Let them go through their manic episodes
Be calm
Libby Mixon-Bipolar Disorder
Physical/Noticeable Characteristics
Mood changes going from high to low without reason.
Staying inside.
Not wanting to be social
Warning Signs
Anxiety
Moods striking up and down without reason
Moods that fit under the category "Manic Depression".
Can this be cured?
Unfortunately this disorder can not be cured.
Statistics
Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year.
Bipolar disease is the 6th leading disability in the world.
An equal number of men and women develop bipolar illness and it is found in all ages, races, ethnic groups, and social classes.
Bipolar disorder results in about 9.2 years reduction in expected life span, as many as 1 and 5 patients completes suicide.
Myths
Bipolar disorder is just another name for mood swings.
Bipolar disorder is a rare disorder.
Bipolar disorder only affects moods.
Facts
One in 5 american adults experienced a mental illness.
You can still live a partly normal life with bipolar disorder
Dealing with Bipolar disorder.
Go to a group where people have the same problems
Talk to someone with the same disorder
Go to someone that could help you be content with your problems
If religious, then you could go to a church group.
Interesting Facts
Major depression is a disability through ages 15-44
Brittany Spears has this disorder
The Brain
Frontal lobe of the forebrain
Temporal lobe of the forebrain,
Prefrontal cortex
Basal ganglia
Parts of the Limbic system.
The Brain Affects
The cerebral cortex controls negative thoughts, this causes depressive episodes.
Citations
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Bipolar Disorder Medications: Mood Stabilizers, Antidepressants, and More. (2005, January 1). Retrieved October 12, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/medications-bipolar-disorder
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Bipolar Disorder Causes: Genetics, Brain Chemicals, Environment, and More. (2005, January 1). Retrieved October 12, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-causes
Carless, M. (2010, December 1). Understanding the Brain Physiology of Bipolar Disorder. Retrieved October 12, 2014, from https://bbrfoundation.org/research-update/understanding-the-brain-physiology-of-bipolar-disorder
Helping a Loved One with Bipolar Disorder. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2014, from http://www.helpguide.org/articles/bipolar-disorder/helping-a-loved-one-with-bipolar-disorder.htm
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BIPOLAR DISORDER | OVER 400 FACTS STATISTICS | BIPOLAR AID. (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2014, from http://www.bipolaraid.org/Bipolar_Disorder_Statistics.html
Bipolar Celebrities: Does It Make Them More Creative? (n.d.). Retrieved October 12, 2014, from http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307117,00.html
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