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Cou 6380: Diagnosis & Treatment CONFERENCE #3 SUMMARY ( Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology) We all have our ups and downs, but with bipolar disorder, these peaks are more severe. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can hurt your job and school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your daily life. Although it is treatable, many people do not recognize the warning signs and get the help they need in time. Since bipolar disorders tend to worsen without treatment, it is important to learn what the symptoms look like. Recognizing the problem is the first step to getting better. In life we all go through experiences that cause our moods to change for better or for worse. There are times that we experience degrees of great joy and happiness just as other times we experience great sadness and despair. These polar emotional opposites can be brought about by a load of circumstances such as the joy and excitement of getting married or the birth of a child to the deep sadness and grief over the loss of a loved one or one’s employment. Feelings of joy and feelings of sadness are normal parts of human life. Some however are unfortunate enough to be force to cope with these emotions to the extreme and on a regular basis. Some individuals must
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