Bipolar Project

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Bipolar Project

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is when a person has an unbalance of chemicals in their brain, which causes them to have dramatic shifts in mood, behaviour or energy. An individual can either have episodes of fierce depression or immense happiness, called mania, one of the reasons why Bipolar Disorder is also known as manic depression.Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. Bipolar disorder often develops in a person's late teens or early adult years, with at least half of all cases start before the person turns. The disorder is not able to be diagnosed easily, unlike cancer or diabetes that have evidential proof, doctors diagnose bipolar disorder using guidelines from the DSM. The process incudes assesment of change from your normal mood or behavior. Also like other diseases, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life.Bipolar disorder is not easy to tell when it starts - types of Bipolar vary, making it hard to be picked up on when it starts. Some people suffer for years before they are diagnosed.Some causes include:- Genetic bipolar carrying- Brain structure and functioning- Stress- Substance Abuse- Pregnancy- Medical Illness

Bipolar 1: With HYPER (extreme) mania there may or may not be much depression.Bipolar 2: With HYPO (Not extreme) mania but usually significant depression.Rapid Cycling: Frequent cycling up and down more than 4 times per year, or even several times per day.Mixed States: Both manic and dpressed at the same timeCyclothymic: Hypo-mania and mild depression.

Types of Bipolar

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Celebrities with Bipolar

- Feelings of hopelessness and sadness- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much- Loss of interest in formerly enjoyable activities- Changes in appetite and weight- Feelings of worthlessness and inappropriate guilt- Inability to concentrate or make a decision- Thoughts of death and suicide


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