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Bipolar  Disorder Cassandra Gorombey
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What It Actually Is Cyclical Manic Episodes Depression
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What It Actually Is Mania Excessive happiness/excitability Irritability and on-edge feeling; wired Increased energy, restlessness/little sleep Talking fast, racing thoughts, easily distracted Unrealistic belief in self and capabilities Impulsive, high-risk behaviors
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What It Actually Is Depression Anxiety and sadness; Emptiness Loss of interest Fatigue, run-down/more sleep Loss of focus; lack of decision making Weight change-eating habits Thoughts of death or suicide~ attempts
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Types of Bipolar Disorder Type I At least one manic episode Type II Hypomanic- don’t reach full-blown manic Rapid Cycling Four+ manic episodes in one year (week/day) 10%-20% of those with bipolar disorder have this (WebMD) Mixed Bipolar Mania and depression simultaneous or in rapid sequence
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Unformatted text preview: Treatments • Therapy • Counselors/Therapists • Psychiatrists • Medication • Mood stabilizers, antidepressants, antipsychotics • Lithium, Abilify, Symbyax, Xanax, Valium, • Support • Groups, Family, Friends, Online Community Can It Be Dangerous? • Self-Harm/Injury • Suicide: 10%-15% (WebMD) • Harm Others- CBS News: “Mom Sentenced for Hammering Daughter,” R-Wall Street Journal: “Rutgers Student Killed, Police Say,” Living with Bipolar Disorder • Rapid Cycling & Sensory Overload in Bipolar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LNXvEwx_i0 • The Day After My Manic Vid… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1D4htgsZWo-BipolarStateofBeing Living with Bipolar Disorder • Sensitivity • Mood Swings • Unpredictability • Medications • Relationships...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course 192 220 taught by Professor Barris during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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