Bipolar Disorder And Its Effects

1660 Words Apr 7th, 2015 7 Pages
When people think of bipolar disorder, they may imagine a person who first is happy, jolly, and friendly. Then, the next moment that person is an angry, bitter, and irritated. According to many research studies, bipolar is much more than what people think. In this paper, I will elaborate on what bipolar disorder is, the differential diagnosis of bipolar disorder, the causes and risks, populations who are mostly affected and treatments to stabilize it. Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder. It appears as a mix of manic depression with abnormal changes in a person 's mood, energy levels, and activity levels. They also do not have the ability to carry out day to day tasks. Individuals with bipolar disorder have different symptoms that can damage relationships, contribute to poor job or school performance, or even suicide. The mood swings associated with bipolar disorder can occur a few times a year or several times a day. Depression and mania can exist at the same time. Another name associated with bipolar is manic-depression (Mayo Clinic.org,2015).
There are four diagnostic stages of bipolar disorder. A bipolar person in the depressive stage may be sad, despondent, lack energy, and feel unable to show favor. A person with bipolar can’t enjoy him or herself and may not want to eat nor sleep. The depressive state can cause upset, tension, overaction, despair, or it can be a setback that causes the person’s activity to be slowed and reduced. The person may feel sad and…
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