bipolar disorder essay assignment 2

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STUDENT DETAILS

ACAP Student ID: 168415
Name: Alana Gombach
Course: Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BASSIX)

ASSESSMENT DETAILS

Unit/Module: COUN2051
Educator: Enza Santangelo
Assessment Name: Mental Health Policy and Practice
Assessment Number: 2
Term & Year: 3/2014
Word Count: 1096

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I declare that this assessment is my own work, based on my own personal research/study . I also declare that this assessment, nor parts of it, has not been previously submitted for any other unit/module or course, and that I have not copied in part or whole or otherwise plagiarised the work of another student and/or persons. I have read the ACAP Student Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Policy and understand its implications.
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I feel like I’m amazingly superior and on top of the world until I start to get exceedingly exasperated with those around me.”
Hypomania is a more controlled form of mania. Consumers in a hypomanic state feel joyful, spirited, and dynamic, nevertheless they are able to continue with their day-to-day lives without losing touch with reality (Craighead & Nemeroff 2001).
Symptoms for bipolar depression include feelings of guilt and restlessness, irritability and erratic mood swings (Judd & Akiskel 2002). Consumers with bipolar depression also tend to move and speak slowly, sleep a lot, and gain weight. Fry (2013) A consumer experiencing depression states “I don 't want to be here anymore. I lie on my bed with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. These feelings are drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead."
A mixed episode of bipolar disorder exhibits symptoms from mania or hypomania and depression (Lewis 2005). Common signs of a mixed episode include depression combined with agitation, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, distractibility, and racing thoughts. Studies have shown the mixture of high energy and low moods increases the risk of suicide or other forms of personal harm (Berk, Dodd & Malhi 2005). What do you think it would be like if you suffered from some or all of these symptoms?
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