Manic Depression

Megan Crawford- 10/16/15- Health 5

Bipolar

Is a serious disorder of the brain that causes server swing in moods, and energy thinking

" You could see me with a happy face and then you could see me with a sad face."

Causes:

>chemical

>genetic

>environmental

>behavior

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Symptoms:

>racing speech and thoughts

>lots of energy

>less need to sleep

>"daredevil" behavior

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Age/Gender Specific:

>The bipolar disorder is commonly found in men and women

>18 or older

> Onset 25 years old

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Agencies:

>call (844)-250-2478

>or go to www.bipolarcaregiver.org

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Treatments/Medication:

>reduce symptoms of depressive and manic episodes\

>reduce the likelihood of future episodes

>reduce the severity of the diseas

Background:

A french psychiatrist Jean- Pierre Falret published an article in 1851. It described the details about the patients switching through severe depression. It was considered the first document diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Falret noted a genetic connection in bipolar disorder. Today scientist still believe about this genetic connection.