Summary Of Bipolar Disorder: The Agony

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Unit 1 Summary: Living With a Bipolar Disorder
In this article “Bipolar Disorder: The Agony and the Ecstasy” the author Thomas Wheaton explains his life dealing with a bipolar disorder. There are three different types of bipolar disorders, bipolar 1 is an episode of mania or a mixed episode you have in your lifetime. Bipolar 2 is mood states between deadly depression and an extreme form of mania. Then there is Cyclothymic disorder which is close to bipolar 2 with mood swings but not as severe and not as often. Thomas however has a disorder that is not diagnosed as any of the above bipolar disorders, his disorder is unusually changing. His diagnosis is ultra-ultra-rapid cycling, where he experience’s mood swings between depression and mania

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