Bipolar Mental Disorder

Emma Farmer, Remounda Said , Durham Gonzalez

What Is Bipolar Disorder ?

An illness of the mind that can effect the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of a person, preventing him or her from leading a happy healthful and productive life.

How is Bipolar Disorder controlled?

Medication isn't enough for controlling bipolar disorder. To control the disorder you need a combination of medication , therapy, lifestyle change, and social support.

Can Bipolar Disorder be passed down genetically?

Bipolar Disorder does run in families, and it's often hereditary. The symptoms may be subtle and confusing, most people with Bipolar Disorder are often misdiagnosed resulting in unnecessary suffering.

What are the effects of Bipolar Disorder if not treated?

  • It effects your mood, energy level, judgment, memory, concentration, appetite, sleeping patterns, and self-esteem.
  • Some people alternate between extreme episodes of mania and depression, but most are depressed more often then they are manic.
  • Bipolar Disorder has been linked to anxiety, substance abuse, health problems (such as diabetes, heart diseases, migraines, and high blood pressure.)

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My Story: Bipolar Disorder