Symptoms And Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

1289 WordsDec 7, 20166 Pages
After class discussion, it became apparent that individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) can have occupations and can interact normally with others if the disorder is kept under control or manage by psychopharmacological interventions. The lability that can be seen during the manic episodes may be puzzling or irritating to those who are not familiar with the different signs and symptoms that a person may display during this phase. In view of the unpredictability or lability that individuals with BD may exhibit and the consequences of their behaviors, it is worthwhile to consult the literatures for more details about the disorder. Bipolar disorder is categorized into bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic based on the severity and manifestation of the disorder. Bipolar I according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition(DSM-5), is “ A distinct period of abnormally persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and abnormally and persistently increased activity or energy, lasting at least 1 week and present most of the day, nearly every day(or any duration if hospitalization is necessary), (2015). From the above description of bipolar I disorder, it is apparent that individuals experiencing manic episodes can utilize or burn most of their energy. Bipolar I is a mood disorder in which the individual exhibits at least one episode of mania alternating with major depression for at least one week. The manic episode may be accompany by
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