Essay on Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, And Cyclothymic Disorder

1333 Words Jul 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Don’t you hate when your mood changes from being joyful to mournful? Many people feel this way when things are not going the way they want or when someone does something that upsets you. But unfortunately, about 5.7 million American people have no control of their mood swings and that’s because they are diagnosed with a mental illness called Bipolar Disorder. Their emotions would change over the smallest things or sometimes over nothing. The three main types of bipolar disorder are Bipolar disorder, Bipolar II disorder, and Cyclothymic disorder. People with this mental illness will go through 2 type of different episodes, Manic and Depressive. When people have a manic episode they feel elated and have a lot of energy. On the other hand, when they have a depressive episode they often feel very sad or down and with very little energy.
Mood disorders are characterized by period depression that alternate with periods of manic. Manic episode could last for days. Someone who is in the state of manic has powerful emotions and they just want to release them. They could feel immense joy or feel irritable. During this stage people constantly want to have excitement, or want to be doing something and have companionship. They usually move really quickly because they want to do the task fast. Often people don’t get very much sleep but their energy level still remains high. When a person is going through a manic episode their frontal lobe of their brain is less active and the amygdala…

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