Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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Bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic- depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes out of the ordinary shifts in a person’s mood, energy and having the ability to do everyday tasks. Bipolar affects millions of people every year (1 % of population) per year. This particular type of disorder does not only affect one particular person, it also affects the people around them (family, friends). Bipolar disorder was discovered in 1875 by a man of the name of Jules Falret and was able to establish a link between depression, suicide and somewhat moods which were filled with joy, excitement and happiness . As the disorder was discovered he was able to determine that there was a link within families which meant that this disorder was a genetic link. Bipolar throughout time has struggled in the early ages as people did not believe that it was a legitimate illness as two moods seemed impossible for that period of time and it almost seemed fake. In the 1980’s the term “bipolar” replaced the term manic- depressive disorder as a diagnostic term. Since the discovery of Bipolar disorder researchers, doctors and Psychologists have come a long way in fully understanding the different types of moods that an individual can achieve and how they can be diagnosed. Bipolar once was confused with now known as other mental disorders such as unipolar depression ( ‘depression without mania is sometimes referred to as unipolar because the mood remains at one emotional state or

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