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Bipolar Disorder

             Definition of Bipolar Affective Disorder.
             Causes, incidence, and risk factors .
             Ages 25 years of age when the appearances of Bipolar is noticed. Children are rarely affected.
             Many types of Bipolar in which genetics seem to be involved.
             Different types of Bipolar. (I and II).
             Symptoms .
             A. Bipolar affective disorder results in mood swings from mania to depressive.
             1. Manic and depressive phases.
             2. The different feelings that people have with bipolar.
             B. Signs and tests .
             1. Physical and psychiatric examinations are used to diagnose patients.
             A. Different types of treatments.
             Drugs .
             Electric Shock therapy (ECT).
             Light treatment.
             The occurrence of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery for many centuries. History has shown that this misfortune can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its" victims ability to acquire and maintain social and job-related success. Because bipolar disorder has such unbearable symptoms, it is imperative that we remain cautious in the quest for explanations of its causes and treatment.
             The disorder usually appears in men and women equally around the age of 25-30 years old with a second peak in the mid-forties for women. Children are rarely affected by this disorder. Bipolar affective disorder affects approximately one percent of the population (approximately three million people) in the United States. The cause is unknown, but genetics do seem to be involved. Relatives of people with bipolar affective disorder and depression are more likely to be affected.

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