Depression And Bipolar Disorder : The National Institute Of Mental Health

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Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Whitney Keeton
Mr. John Davis Jr., MFA, M. Ed.
English Composition 1 - ENC 1101
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6-10 PM
Keiser University Depression and Bipolar Disorder
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has stated that depression is a common but serious mood disorder. Depression is also a form of mental illness; that have many different types. Some of the types of depression are as follows:
• Persistent depressive disorder
• Perinatal depression
• Psychotic depression
• Seasonal affective disorder
• Bipolar disorder
The form of depression that seems to be the most interesting is bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is defined as a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in moods, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day to day tasks (NIMH, 2016). Bipolar disorder can be very dangerous if not properly diagnosed and treated. However, when diagnosed and treated by either a doctor or a mental health professional it is possible to live a normal and productive life.
Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they have bipolar disorder until they seek help for depression. At this point it is very possible that the symptoms have being going on for quite a while. For some people it is hard to admit that there is a problem and go to see a doctor; which is how you find out what could be and what is wrong.
The first step to getting help is to admit that there is something wrong and that help is needed. When one…
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