Symptoms And Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder

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Discussion In conclusion, Ben Tang was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder indicated by DSM-5 at age 47. He experienced symptoms such as feeling depressed, suicidal thoughts, and worthlessness in depressive episodes. He experienced symptoms such as racing mind, trouble falling asleep, and committing reckless behaviors in hypomanic episodes. It can be challenging to live with bipolar disorder because the symptoms can be hard to deal with. There are several ways to manage bipolar disorder, include medications, support group, and persistent meetings with psychological and pharmacological professionals with treatment options. It is very difficult to find the perfect treatment at the early stage of disorder. It takes time to find the treatment…show more content…
He was seen by many specialized professionals and led him to understand more about his disorder. He is no longer embarrassed by the fact that he has bipolar disorder and keeping a positive attitude. A lot of people with mental disorder symptoms refuse to get treated because of the social stigma. It is not a good trend and people should be educated with a positive attitude toward any kind of disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) is most commonly used by clinicians and health professionals for the classification of mental disorders. The DSM-5 defines bipolar disorder as a mix of different mental disorders, which may include manic episode, hypomanic episode, major depressive episode, and mixed episode (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The DSM-5 defines manic episode is a distant period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and abnormally and persistently increased goal-directed activity or energy that last at least one week. The symptoms in a manic episode include inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, more talkative than usual, racing ideas, distractibility, increase in goal-directed activity, excessive involvement in activities that have a high potential for painful consequences. The symptoms in a hypomanic episode are similar to the symptoms of manic episode, except with less duration and intensity.
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