Bipolar Disorder Pres.

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Introduction People change moods daily in response to positive and negative experiences in life. While these changes are normal, extreme variations in mood, however, can indicate the presence of a biologically-based illness called bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, or manic-depression, is named for the drastic change the individual experiences from bouts of mania (unusual anger or irritability) to severe depression . These changes are attributed to an individual's personality, age, or sex. Research indicates that only one third of those with major depression will get proper treatment, and two thirds of those with any kind of affective disorder who do receive treatment will be misdiagnosed. Improper diagnosis and treatment could be deadly, as people with severe untreated depression have an increased rate of suicide.
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Symptoms Excessively “high”/euphoric mood Increased energy. High self-esteem Increased sexual drive Restlessness (little sleep needed) Abuse of drugs Unrealistic belief of his/her position in the world Denial that anything is wrong Aggressive behavior (Extreme irritability) Manic Episodes include:
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Winters during the Fall '08 term at University of Miami.

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