Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder ( Bipolar )

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Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that requires lifelong management to be maintained. Another term frequently used for bipolar disorder is manic-depression. This stems from the extreme mood changes of highs and lows that are categorized in this disorder, as the person is usually depressed but will go through manic episodes. Although this is a chronic illness a person with BPD will at times seem symptom-free. The symptom-free person will still need to continue with their medication regimen and therapy as prescribed to maintain the disorder and prevent a relapse. Considering the effects of this mental illness the person with BPD will experience problems with maintaining personal relationships and have occupational difficulties. Suicide attempts are common for this disorder, and a great number of people with BPD will attempt suicide, at least, one time during their life. (Halter, 2014). As mentioned earlier usually the person with BPD will usually present with a depressive mood. They will display hypersomnia, lack of personal hygiene, changes in appetite, feelings of hopelessness, and an all around low mood. During a manic episode, the person with BPD will display with extreme happiness, increased energy, insomnia, an elevated confidence level, movements without purpose, racing thoughts, decreased appetite, constant talking, excessive focus on tasks, and more. Safety is a concern for the person experiencing mania because they will…
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