Bipolar I disorder

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    For this journal I have decided to discuss a patient that I had two weeks ago that was diagnosed with Bipolar I Disorder. This patient presented with a severe manic episode. It was very interesting to see a patient exhibit such "textbook" signs of a manic episode. This patient was primarily depressed, as many patients with this type of bipolar are. However, as we learned in our theory class, when mania does occur, it is often very severe. For example, this patient had gone a week without eating and sleeping. In addition, he presented as restless, confrontational, and easily agitated. It came to a point where the charge nurse had decided to place the patient as a 1:1 due to his antagonizing behaviors. The rationale for this was that although…

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    Portrayed by both manic and depressive occasions Bipolar I Disorder is a form of mental illness. It was first known as manic depression disorder. The phrase manic depression is commenced in Ancient Greece where the pairing of the words was used to explain symptoms of the disorder. Bipolar disorder is the sixth dominant cause of disability in the U.S. When you are diagnosed with this disorder you experience this course of conflictingly high-flown tendency and hovering verve, this is called a…

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    The following is a case study of a female client, Elizabeth a 34 year old female. She used to be employed as a bookkeeper for a restaurant, but now is a waitress, and only until recently she had never been in trouble with the law. The patient was married for four years and at the time was trying to have kids. Now though they are getting divorced due to her mental health and her unfaithfulness to her husband From the information given about the patient, the diagnosis for the patient is Bipolar I…

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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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    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…

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    Assignment: Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Bipolar with Children Bipolar is a disorder within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). There are two categories of bipolar, bipolar I and bipolar II. Bipolar I has three different categories known as mood episodes: manic, hypomanic, and major depressive. Bipolar disorder is associated with mood swings. A person goes from extremely happy and active, to happy and active, to depressed. There is not a cure for bipolar; however, it is…

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    Bipolar can affect a person’s life and also their friends and family around them. I struggle with Bipolar and depression. So does my mother. I have to take medication in order to help me function because my moods are all over the place. It is a struggle every single day but, my medication does help out with it a bunch. I have been on medicine for over 10 years. If you do not try and get it treated your life can be a mess trust me I have been down that road and it is honestly not fun. It has…

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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 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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