Bipolar Disorder Causes Symptoms and Treatments

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The early signs of this disorder are depicted during the adolescent stage or in the early adulthood. The national institutes of health record that about 1. 2% of the worldwide population have been affected by this disorder. The term bipolar is used to mean two poles yet, in this case, it means two disorders which are the mania and depression. Bipolar patients have both of this condition whereby hypomanic is defined with increased levels of serotonin in the brain while depression is derived from the decreased level of serotonin in the brain. The first type of bipolar disorder is called bipolar I. it is distinguished by the appearance of one or more manic or mixed episodes then the depressive episodes. This type is not common yet it is the most known to be able to affect both men and women.

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The bipolar II disorder presents one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode with no manic episodes. Then there is the bipolar III disorder may also be referred to as cyclothymic disorder and it has less severe symptoms though they are prolonged. This would improve the social and personal spheres of individuals hence enable them to have good relationships with others since bipolar disorder is most likely to cause social stigma problems (Grunze et al. As much as this condition is common among children and young adults, the disease can only affect those individuals whose parents suffer from this very disease. This condition is also most likely able to be misdiagnosed by basing on the symptoms since other illness may have same occurrences (Berk et al.

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