Bi-polar Disorder

By: Grace &; Medina

What does Bi-polar disorder means?

*A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

*Brain Disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Characteristics and Symptoms of Bi-polar Disorder

-Mood Swings

-Inability to complete tasks


-Rapid Speech

-Trouble at work

-Alcohol or drug abuse

-Erratic Behavior

-Sleeping problems


*Many factors likely act together to produce the illness or increase risk.

-Genetics-->Bipolar Disorder tends to run in the family.

-Brain structure and functioning-->How the brains of people with bipolar disorder may differ from the brains of healthy people or people with other disoder.