Taking a Look at Bipolar Disorder

1363 Words Jan 25th, 2018 6 Pages
Bipolar disorder is a commonly known disorder that effects a fair amount of people today. It is a disorder that varies in degree and most people can learn how to live with and have a good life. This paper will discuss in more detail what Bipolar is and how it effects a person body physically, neurologically, emotionally, and spiritually. Bipolar is a mental disorder that anyone person can have, it is not dependent on gender or race. According to Yarhouse Bipolar is, “The key signs of mania are racing and disorganized thoughts, extreme self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility and poor judgment,”(Butman & McRay, 2005, p.153). These many symptoms of Bipolar disorder effect a person and his or her body in many ways. One of the first symptoms mentioned by Yarhouse is racing and disorganized thoughts, which can be translated in the brain not working properly and therefore it cannot process the correct information.
The consequences for an individual with Bipolar disorder that experiences racing and disorganized thoughts can be detrimental to his or her productivity. People with Bipolar disorder have difficulty accessing certain memory that normal healthy adult do not. A study performed by Kyongje Sung and colleagues demonstrates people with bipolar disorder when given a two-category fluency task, “the clustering pattern shown by…
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