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Barber 1Alexis BarberProfessor SchmitzHPE - 201 - 012 February 2021Assignment 1For this assignment, I decided to choose the psychological disorder known as bipolardisorder. I chose this one specifically because there is an individual close to me that wasdiagnosed as bipolar when she was sixteen years old; therefore, I have experienced some of herexperiences second hand.1.Brief history of the disorder (when it was discovered, etc.)According to healthline.com, the earliest when bipolar was first seen was during the ancientGreeks and Romans. Aristotle even acknowledged this. During this time period, many peoplearound the world were having the symptoms of bipolar disorder; however, they were executed.In the seventeenth century, Robert Burton wrote “The Anatomy of Melancholy”. This was thebeginning of attempting to cure individuals with bipolar disorder. It was not until the nineteenthand twentieth centuries that real progress was starting to be made about what bipolar disorderactually was. Even then, the late twentieth century was when individuals actually began to

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