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BIPOLAR DISORDER 2 Bipolar/affective disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive illness is a condition that affects the brain characterized by changes in mood, levels of activity, energy and the ability to perform other day-to-day operations. The disorder exists in two major forms namely bipolar disorder one and bipolar disorder two whereby disorder one is characterized by the presence of mania and depression while in the other disorder, one experiences hypomania and major depressions. Other forms of the disease are the cyclothymic disorder, which is a mild form of bipolar, and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified (BP-NOS) whose symptoms are not categorized in the bipolar one and two. Its symptoms are severe and differ from the usual ups to down ups that people undergo from time to time. The manic disorder may begin during adolescence or in the early later life, and has long lasting effects on the person’s overall functioning, health status and standard of life. The causes of bipolar disorder have not been quietly established; however, researchers feature both genetic and environmental factors as the primary reasons. The environmental factors may include a history of childhood abuse or prolonged stress while genetic factors include drugs use, stress or lack of sleep. These genes are responsible for the variations in symptoms and treatments in one person from another. Individuals with the disorder experience feelings of
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