Symptoms And Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder, or what used to be known as manic-depressive illness is a mental disorder that can be characterised by different moods that swing back and forth. The two moods are also dependent on how severe someone has this disorder and they swing back from a low depression state, to a high elevated state, highly manic and irritable. Causes There is no clear reason why people have Bipolar but doctors have found those with it, have a combination of biochemical, genetic and environmental factors that contribute to them having the illness. Research has been increasing and they are finding more and more cases of Bipolar are linked genetically and several chromosomes also share genetic links with other disorders such as…show more content…
• Rapid speech, and excessive talking. • Poor judgement, making bad choices and involving themselves in higher risking activities. Common behaviours have impulsive shopping and promiscuity. • Some extreme episodes, they can have high levels of self esteem, which can also be very delusional, such as feeling immortal or celebrity status. Depressive episode symptoms may include: • Sad moods. • Loss of energy, fatigue. • Sleeping problems, either trouble sleeping, insomnia or excessive amounts of sleep. • Appetite changes. • Harder to concentrate on activities, and have difficulty making decisions. • Agitated. • Unwillingness to perform activities that require energy. • Low self esteem, feelings of guilt, helplessness. • Loss of interest in things, and pleasure. • Thoughts of, and attempts of suicide. Comorbidity Co-occurring mental illnesses are very common with Bipolar Disorder, with the most frequent being anxiety disorders, involving panic attacks, and social anxiety disorder. ADHD or any other disruptive behaviour disorders are quite high in comorbidity with Bipolar and any substance abuse disorders, alcohol, drugs are prevalent as well. Over half diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder are in comorbidity with these previous stated illnesses. Some other disorders that aren 't as common as the others but are easily associated with Bipolar are Obsessive compulsive disorders which is most
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