Symptoms And Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder

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When you hear the word bipolar what do you think? Do you think of people that cannot seem to ever be in a stable mood? I know I do. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily activities. There are multiple types of bipolar disorders and all of them deal with mood changes. The four different types of bipolar disorders are, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, which Chris Brown has which will be discussed later, Cyclothymic Disorder (cyclothymia), and other specified and unspecified bipolar disorders. Bipolar I disorder is known as manic episodes that last at least 7 days, or by manic symptoms that are severe…show more content…
Here are some symptoms of people having a depressive episode: they may feel very sad, have very little energy, have decreased activity levels, feel worried and empty, forget things, and many other things. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. When I think about PTSD I think about veterans that have been in combat or have experienced a traumatic experience in the military. During PTSD fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. People that have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger. There are five parts to PTSD: normal stress response, acute stress response, acute stress disorder, uncomplicated PTSD, comorbid PTSD, and complex PTSD. Normal stress response occurs when healthy adults who have been exposed to a single discrete traumatic event in adulthood experience intense bad memories, emotional numbing, feelings of unreality, being cut off from relationships or bodily tension and distress. Acute stress disorder is noted by panic reactions, mental confusion dissociation, severe insomnia, suspiciousness, and being unable to manage in self-care, work, and in relationship activities. Uncomplicated PTSD persistent reexperiencing of traumatic event, avoidance of stimuli
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