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Bipolar Disorder 2 Bipolar disorder is a very serious mental illness. It is an illness of severe mood swings. It’s also called manic depression. Someone with this disorder has periods of severe high or low moods and could impact people from day to day. The high moods are called acute mania and can make people feel fidgety, grumpy, and very happy. The low moods are called depression and can make someone feel very sad. Men and women both can have bipolar. The first signs of bipolar usually show at age 18. Bipolar can appear very suddenly or can gradually develop. Periods of mania can last from days to weeks and even months but tend to be shorter than periods of depression. Symptoms of mania are increased energy, racing speech, increased physical and mental activity, and poor judgment. Symptoms of depression include lost of interest in daily activities, loss of energy, loss of appetite or overeating, and feeling of guilt. If
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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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