Bipolar Depression And Bipolar Manic Depression Essay

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A person suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a mental illness, also known as a mood disorder, is caused by a biological disorder that occurs in a specific part of the brain and is caused by the dysfunction of neurotransmitters in the brain. The disorder is also referred to as manic depression which is a larger condition, and causes extreme mood swings known as bipolar mania (the “highs”) to bipolar depression (“the lows”) also known as episodes.
The purpose of this paper is to explore through research the Effect and Impact of those effected by Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar depression and bipolar manic have a great impact on the lives of those affected with the disorder. However, in some cases, bipolar depression tends to have the greatest impact on those experiencing these symptoms.
The exact cause of Bipolar Disorder has not been identified but, it can vary from person to person due to the genetic element, and the environmental factors which causes vulnerability to the disorder. However, the disorder can be inherited, but no specific gene has been identified to determine the risk for developing the condition. According to “The Cause of Bipolar Disorder” (Manic Depression), “Three specific brain chemicals have been implicated-serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. As a neurobiological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated spontaneously or it may be triggered by stressors in life.” (Bressert)(n.d.) “n.pag”
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