The Four Types Of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder According to the National institute of Mental health, Bipolar Disorder or manic-depressive illness is a mental health disorder which is characterized by shifts in mood, activity, energy, and ability to complete daily tasks (NIMH, 2016a, p.1). There are four types of the Bipolar Disorder. The four types of Bipolar Disorder include Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymic Disorder, and specified and unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorders. (NIMH, 2016a, p.1). The main symptom associated with Bipolar Disorder is extreme shifts in mood, behavior, and activity. The shifts are either manic/hypomanic or depressive. A person having a manic episode might appear very elated and talkative. They may also have racing thoughts, …show more content…
Stress is defined by having anxiety, insecurity, low self-esteem, and the feeling of a lack of control over one’s own life. Stress is related to Bipolar Disorder in that high amounts of stress is a risk factor for developing the disorder. In the same token, high amounts of stress can be the trigger for either a manic or depressive episode within a person living with the disorder. Social support, is defined by giving people the emotional and practical resources that they need to survive. Social support is related to Bipolar Disorder in that a person living with the disorder that receives social support can really talk about how they are feeling inside, and learn how to deal with the emotions and actions that come with the disorder. Bipolar Disorder is related to college students in many ways. For one, college is a very stressful time for all students, and as a result the stress can lead to a student having their first manic or depressive episode of Bipolar Disorder. Another way Bipolar Disorder is related to college students has to do with the treatment of the disorder. Many college students go to counseling/psychotherapy to deal with the struggles and troubles of college even if they are not experiencing the

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