Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder - activities shopping sprees...

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic-depressive) a) shifts back and forth in emotion, from depression (as described above to mania: extremely high amounts of energy, excited b) nature of the manic phase distinct period in which the predominant mood is quite elevated, it may look euphoric and cheerful to an uninvolved observer, but to those who know the person well it is clearly excessive mania is usually accompanied by a decreased need for sleep, person has lots of energy you see a dramatic impairment in the person's functioning - they are bouncing off the walls, agitated it's the opposite of depression in that you see the manic excessively involved in pleasurable
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Unformatted text preview: activities, shopping sprees, hypersexuality • their speech may be loud, rapid, difficult to interrupt, and full of jokes and puns c) Symptoms • depressed and pessimistic to uninhibited, delusions of grandeur, wild ideas • slow, tired, no energy to enthusiasm, excitement, energetic • speech slow to mile a minute talking, joking • sleeps a lot to little sleep • euphoric, happy to sadness • thinking is blocked, no ideas to wild • thoughts, ideas, bizarre behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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