Bipolar Disorder And Its Stages

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Introduction Do you know what Bipolar Disorder is and its stages? Do you know who Bipolar Disorder affects and what causes the disorder to form? Do you know the symptoms and treatments individuals with this disorder can use? First, I will be discussing what Bipolar Disorder is and its stages. Next, I will be discussing the cause and who Bipolar Disorder affects. Finally, I will be discussing the various signs and symptoms to diagnose individuals with Bipolar Disorder and the treatment options that individuals can use in order to have their Bipolar Disorder under control. What is Bipolar Disorder and it’s Stages? Bipolar Disorder a neurological disorder that has several severe indicators such as mood fluctuations, unusual behaviors such as…show more content…
Depression is the final stage which is shown by individuals that exhibit physical and emotional indicators that make it tough to function in everyday functions and activities such as a loss of interest in important activities such as school and work, difficulty focusing, sadness, low self-esteem, and diminishing appetite. Depression typically persists for two weeks (Bressert, 2007). Unfortunately, all individuals with Bipolar Disorder differ based on the severity of symptoms and on the stage that they are currently in at the time being. Causes Unfortunately, there is no pin-pointed cause for obtaining Bipolar Disorder but there is a set of different factors working together to yield or cause additional risks. According to NCBI, Bipolar Disorder does not have a particular source of formation but studies shown to have found to be caused by genetics, environmental influences, and chemical disparities (NCBI, 2011). Bipolar Disorder is primarily caused by genetics due to familial genes which can be passed down by family and through earlier generations. According to Genet, studies have shown that children are seven times more at risk of obtaining Bipolar Disorder if their parents have the disorder (Genet, 1999). In the same study it showed that if a sibling has the disorder then the risk increases to fifteen times the risk (Genet, 1999). Environmental influences such as stress and
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