Bipolar Disorder

Mental disorder characterized by elevated mood & depression

Symptoms

-Sad or empty feeling

-Trouble sleeping at night

-Feeling worthless

-Work, family, social life suffering

-euphoric, revved up, irritable

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Causes

Exact cause is unknown. factors could be:

-Biological differences

-neurotransmitters

-Inherited traits

Diagnosis

-Physical exams

-Psychology evaluation

-Mood charting

-Signs and symptoms

Treatments

Medications and physcotherapy
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Prevalence

-Affects 5.7 million or 2.6% of the US.

-Equal between men and women

-mostly by 25 y/o

Prognosis

-Only can be treated by medications and therapy.