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Unformatted text preview: someone with bipolar goes without treatment, the symptoms will worsen, affecting every aspect of their life. Approximately 15% of cases that go untreated commit suicide. There is no single cause of bipolar. Many scientists believe it’s genetic. If a family member like a parent or sibling has bipolar, there is a 20% increase in the likeliness that that person will have it. There are three basic parts to treating bipolar disorder: medicine, therapy, and learning more about the illness so that the person can take care of themselves. The first medicine to treat bipolar came out in 1950. Now, there are many different medicines that can be used to manage bipolar disorder. Some medicines for bipolar can be mixed to help subdue the manic and depressed periods. Mood stabilizers, antidepressants, and antipsychotic are medicines that treat bipolar. Bipolar Disorder 3 Work Cited Myers, D (2007). Psychology 106: Introductory Psychology II. Holland, Michigan: Worth Custom Publishing....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYC 106 taught by Professor Rother during the Fall '08 term at Brookdale.
- Fall '08