Symptoms And Treatments Of Manic Depression

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For this assignment we were told to pick a single disorder from chapter 12, psychological disorders, and a therapy from chapter 13, psychological therapies. For my disorder, I am picking a disorder that hits close to home for me, manic depression also known as bipolar depression. This mental illness hits a very touchy spot for, because when I was 14 I was diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), as well as manic depression. The form of therapy from chapter 13, I will be discussing is psychopharmacology also known as drug therapy. Manic depression and drug therapy are closely related. Drug therapy is one of the most common treatments for manic depression. What is manic depression and how is it treated? I’ll explain exactly what it is and one of the most common treatment course. Manic depression is also known as bipolar disorder. Manic depression is when you experience periods of time where you have lows and highs of depression. This refers to times where you are depressed. Highs and lows can inflate and deflate dramatically. From a personal experience you can be depressed and a week later you can feel mania (Association, n.d.). What is a mania? Mania is where have an overwhelming surge of energy, cheerfulness, and other emotions that resemble happiness. Manic depression doesn’t only have manic episode, you can also have depressive episode. When having a depressive episode, you will experience a period of time where you feel overwhelming hopelessness, unhappy,
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