A Look at Bipolar Disorder

A Look at Bipolar Disorder

It is called bipolar illness and the bipolar means up and down. That’s clearly what happens. When people are bipolar, they can go from severe depression to incredible exuberance and exhilaration. It is the movement back and forth that can cause problems and perhaps be extremely dangerous. When people are really up, they feel like they’re all powerful, but when they go down, they can be totally depressed. One of the problems is if you have someone who is depressed and they rapidly gain energy, sometimes they act on it and they can cause harm to themselves.

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Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

It is called bipolar illness and the bipolar means up and down. That’s clearly what happens. When people are bipolar, they can go from severe depression to incredible exuberance and exhilaration. It is the movement back and forth that can cause problems and perhaps be extremely dangerous. When people are really up, they feel like they’re all powerful, but when they go down, they can be totally depressed. One of the problems is if you have someone who is depressed and they rapidly gain energy, sometimes they act on it and they can cause harm to themselves.
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Increase Seen in Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses

Increase Seen in Bipolar Disorder Diagnoses

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness where one’s mood switches between periods of highs or mania, and periods of depression. In many cases, it requires medication to control, and at the very least it demands therapy and follow-up. What we know is that we have seen a huge increase in the number of children and adolescents being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Certainly, doctors are recognizing it more and according to experts at Johns Hopkins, they might be over-treating it. They say if one looks at diagnoses that go along with prescribing, clinicians are using bipolar as a diagnosis 40 times more often than before.

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