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    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. Cause 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…

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    There is a lot of negative stigma around the word mental illness. In particularly I will be talking about Bipolar disorder. Bipolar is also known as manic depression. It is a serious disorder that affect the brain. It is a very common disorder; In the united state alone, more than 2.3 million cases appeal yearly. Although the cause of is not known for sure. Studies shows that there are a few factors that can make some someone vulnerable to the disorder. The factors as follow: environmental,…

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    Growing up in a family where bipolar disorder is prominent opens your eyes to the world of mental illness. My brother, a few years older than me, suffered from this illness. His severe mood swings told us that something wasn’t right. He would move on from doctor to doctor after being their patient for merely a few weeks. They thought it was just his hormones, being that he was a young boy going through the puberty stage of life. Until his symptoms got worse. Lying left and right, switching moods…

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    Causes Of Bipolar Disorder

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    Abstract Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that is associated with the different episodes of the depression. There are two main types associated with the level of the depression the hyper-manic state and the hypomanic state of the patient. There are many causes of the bipolar disorder, but one of the main cause is the stressed life events of the patient. The main part of the body that is affected by the bipolar disorder is the brain cells and the nervous system of the human body. The…

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    INTRODUCTION Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood, energy, and/or activity levels. To put it simply, to carry out day to day activities can become more of a borden with the fluctuation of different moods. People who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder experience “manic” or “depressive” episodes. Manic episodes are characterized as feeling very “up”, “high” or euphoric. People who are experiencing this episode tend to talk rather quickly about different subjects to…

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    Bipolar disorder is a medical condition that causes periods of mania and depression ( Manji, Martinowich, & Schloesser, 2009, p.726). The length of episodes can vary from days to weeks. Full recovery can typically be seen between episodes. The Bipolar disorder general population is 2% with the median on set age of 25 years old (Hales, Hilty, Kelly, Leamon, & Lim, 2006, p.43). Affecting both male and female alike. However, Bipolar II is more common in women, whereas Bipolar I in men (Hales,…

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    Bipolar Disorder in the Primary Care Setting Mental disorders can severely affect an individual’s cognition and functionality. “Bipolar disorder (BD) represents a major public health concern; the World Health Organization (WHO) ranks BD as the sixth leading cause of years lost due to disability in young adults” (Rosa et al., 2010, p. 984). A case of a 24-year-old patient (Carla) with history of major depression and substance abuse was presented. Carla’s primary care physician (Dr. Benson) had…

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    Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic-depressive illness, is a lifelong mental disorder that involves changes in mood and episodes of depression that occur in cycles. According to Neel Burton on Psychology Today, the first descriptions of bipolar disorder were given in 1854 by Jules Baillarger and Jean-Pierre Falret. The illness worsens as the episodes become more frequent with the passing of time and, if not treated regularly, may result in death. The symptoms of bipolar disorder…

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    Bipolar disorder is a health problem related to your mental health and it mainly affects the mood you are in. The disorder has different levels of intensity, some people might have it very lightweight and others might struggle severely with controlling it. I chose this particular topic because I find it interesting how a mental illness can play so drastically in the way that a person is seen. People with bipolar disorders typically have a harder time coping with things. Their mood swings tend to…

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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…

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