Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder While the precise causes of bipolar disorder are not yet fully understood, we do know that
It is primarily a biological illness. However, its onset is often linked to stressful life events. There are a number of factors that are believed to play a role in developing bipolar disorder Including genetics, brain chemicals, environmental factors and sometimes medical illnesses.
Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which a person 's mood alternates between extreme mania and depression. Rates of bipolar disorder are similar throughout the world. At least fifteen percent of people with bipolar disorder commit suicide. However bipolar disorder is far less common than depression. Many people who is affected by this disorder
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environmental and life events causes. Bipolar disorder is primarily a biological disorder that occurs in a specific area of the brain and is due to the dysfunction of certain neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, in the brain. These chemicals may involve neurotransmitters like norepinephrine, serotonin and probably many others. As a biological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated on its own or it may be triggered by external factors such as psychological stress and social circumstances. And even though the exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown there are a few factors that seems to be involved in causing and triggering bipolar episodes. However, some of the factors that we can look at that helps triggers this disease is Hormone, Inherited traits, Environments, Neurotransmitters, and Biological differences. Thus looking at each of these factors individually you can see how hormone plays a role by the imbalanced of hormone, inherited traits can be looked at as people who have a blood relative (such as a parent) with the condition. And how the environment contributes to this disorder is the surroundings the individual might live in where they might face abuse, stress, or traumatic experiences, therefore what can be a main factor is the this disorder is the neurotransmitters in the individual brain where there is an imbalance in naturally occurring brain chemicals that plays a
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