Bipolar Disease

887 Words Jul 10th, 2018 4 Pages
Bipolar disorder is not an easy illness to detect. The patient might suffer for years before he or she is diagnosed and treated. Bipolar disorder can have a lot of results, some of these could end up with damaged relationships, poor jobs or school performance, and even suicide. Although this long- term illness can cause a lot of problems in patients, treating it correctly can lead the patient to have a full and productive life.

Bipolar disorder is a brain illness caused by an underlying problem with specific brain circuits, and the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Doctors have imaging tools such as (FMRI) which stands for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and (PET) which stands for Positron Magnetic Resonance
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The second episode is depressive or depression stage. This episode includes a long period of feeling worried or empty, such as lost of interest in activities once enjoyed. During a manic episode the patient will show signs of talking very fast, being overly distracted, sleeping for 2 hours and feeling really rested, or the patient might even find him or herself quitting a job for no reason, some of the patients experimenting this episode can also charge up huge amounts in their credit cards. During a depressive episode the patient might feel like sleeping for hours or not sleeping at all, also everything people do affects them. Patients with bipolar disorder often go through depression more then they go through a manic episode. These episodes of bipolar disorder can last up for days, weeks, or even months. Patients experiencing these mood swings are not the same as experiencing everyday mood swings; the mood swings of bipolar patients are very severe that they interfere sometimes with the ability to function with their everyday life.

Scientist studying bipolar disorder don't really know what causes this illness. Researchers state that if a parent or sibling have bipolar disorder it is passed down in genes to their children. Another one of the causes might be having abnormal brain structure and brain function. It is also said that if the child or adult have anxiety problems they are more likely to develop this disorder. There
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