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What is Bipolar? Cindilyn R. Simano Com/150 March 11, 2010 Sara Keller WHAT IS BIPOLAR 1
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WHAT IS BIPOLAR 2 What is Bipolar? Living with bipolar disorder is much like living life on the world’s largest roller coaster. Rapid ups and downs, jerky side to side turns, and unexpected drops and loops upset every facet of the person’s life. Bipolar disorder is a misunderstood and potentially fatal condition affecting millions of people. The seriousness of this disorder changes the person’s life and the lives of each person that they are involved with. Imagine living life with bipolar disorder, never knowing when things may develop into a manic or depressive phase. Incarceration, long-term facilities, and unstable relationships with children, family, and friends can be regular occurrences in the life of a person that suffers from Bipolar disorder. The mental instability becomes a battle for control. Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder According to Mayo Clinic (2010), "An imbalance in naturally occurring brain chemicals called neurotransmitters seems to play a significant role in bipolar disorder and other mood disorders.” (para. 2). This chemical imbalance causes moderate to severe mood swings. These rapid mood swings can range from depressed to furious mania, and may result in dangerous actions. The severity of these mood swings can vary from person to person. There are two types of bipolar disorders; bipolar one and bipolar two. Bipolar one is the most severe out of the two. The Mania
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WHAT IS BIPOLAR 3 Warning signs of bipolar mania include inflated self-esteem, poor judgment, racing thoughts, increased sex drive, excessive spending, overly motivated to achieve task and goals, poor performance at work or school, insomnia, lack of concentration, irritability, the inability to complete tasks, and violent outbursts. Often the manic side of Bipolar Disorder manifests itself in socially unacceptable ways. The person suffering from bipolar mania may seem like a bubbly outgoing person one minute and the next minute he or she may be in a violent rage. This bipolar state can present a danger to the person as well as others. The Depression The warning signs of bipolar depression include suicidal thoughts and attempts, poor hygiene, loss of energy and motivation, denial of medication, guilt, anxiety, loss of interest in life and activities, problems concentrating, excess sleeping, loss of sex drive, and complete withdrawal. Feelings of inadequacy and being absolutely forgettable may lead to irrational decisions. Bipolar depression is the most dangerous side of the disease, because of the possibility that the person suffering from the depression is at risk of harming themselves. From Zero to Mania and Back in 2.5 Seconds
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2010 for the course COM com150 taught by Professor Allysonwells during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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