The Physical And Mental Health Of Their Child

1005 Words Apr 12th, 2016 5 Pages
The physical and mental health of their child is always a parent’s main priority and they do anything to make sure that he or she is healthy. So, finding out that your child has call bipolar disorder will disturb any concerning parent, especially if their child is young. What is this bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depressive illness, is a disorder that causes spikes in a person’s attitude, energy level, and sometimes their desire to perform actions. ( Psychology today 2016) These symptoms can range from moderate to very severe in people of all ages. This disorder can affect many different aspects of one’s life as well. Jobs, schooling, ability to form and keep relationships, and self-esteem may be affected as a result of having this disorder. There are three types of Bipolar disorder I, bipolar disorder II, and cyclothymic disorder. (Psychology today 2016) Bipolar I is not as severe as the others. A patient diagnosed with Bipolar II is more prone to big outbursts, more likely to be depressed for a long time, and more likely to go through several mood changes throughout the course of the day. Cyclothymic has not really been a common diagnosis in the United States among children and adolescents. (Psychology today 2016)
A sudden increase in energy, an extreme case of irritability and doubting one’s self, behavior that is unordinary for that person, and a drastic decrease in the amount of sleep a person gets could all be signs of bipolar disorder.…
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