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Bipolar and Related DisordersA new stand alone categoryIn the DSM-5
Placement within the DSMBipolar and Related are separated from thedepressive disorders and placed between thechapters on schizophrenia and depressivedisorders in recognition of their place as abridge between the two categories withrespect to symptoms, family history, andgenetics.
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The Bipolar DiagnosesBipolar I DisorderBipolar II DisorderCyclothymic DisorderSubstance/Medication-induced Bipolar andRelated DisorderBipolar and Related Disorder due to anotherMedical ConditionOther Specified Bipolar and Related DisorderUnspecified Bipolar and Related Disorder
5Mood DisordersMood disorders have always capturedpeople’s interestMillions of people have mood disordersEconomic costs of mood disorders amount tomore than $80 billion each yearThe human suffering is incalculable
6Comer,Abnormal Psychology, 7eBipolar DisordersPeople with a bipolar disorder experience boththe lows of depression and the highs of maniaUnlike those experiencing depression, people ina state of mania typically experience dramaticand inappropriate rises in moodMany describe their lives as an emotional roller coaster
Five main areas of functioning may be affected:1.Emotional symptomsActive, powerful emotions in search of outlet2.Motivational symptomsNeed for constant excitement, involvement, companionship3.Behavioral symptomsVery activemove quickly; talk loudly or rapidlyFlamboyance is not uncommon4.Cognitive symptomsShow poor judgment or planningEspecially prone to poor (or no) planning5.Physical symptomsHigh energy leveloften in the presence of little or no rest
Amanic episodeis a period during which a person feels highly euphoric orirritable.A person may have a sense ofgrandiosity, or a feeling she can do somethingunlikely or impossible.Severe problems in functioning at school or work can also result from extremedistractibility. People experiencing a manic episode also tend to speak rapidly(flight of ideas), as if their mind is generating so many thoughts they cannotexpress them quickly enough.

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Term
Spring
Professor
AnthonyRuggiero
Tags
Abnormal Psychology, Schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder

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