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Bipolar Disorder Definition Bipolar disorder is a psychological disorder characterised by alteration between states of deep depression and extreme elation Incidents It is thought that 1 - 15 of the population could suffer from bipolar disorder This effects man and women equally but women are three times more likely to experience rapid cycling The disorder can effect all age groups The first symptoms may occur in children or teenagers Bipolar disorder in children is often misdiagnosed as it is often confused with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Etiology Bipolar disorders are caused at lest in part by biochemical imbalances in the brain There is also evidence that bipolar disorder often occurs within families Terminal illnesses such as AIDS and Huntingtons disease may lead to bipolar disorder The over uses of steroids can also causes bipolar disorder Clinical Features There are two prominent periods in bipolar disorder depression and mania In the depression period the person mat became very sad have difficulty getting to sleep but want to sleep most of the time they may have a loss of appetite and therefore loose weight or they may have an increases in appetite and therefore gain a lot of weight These people may also experience a loss of energy fells of guilt and worthlessness or hopeless They may pessimistic or hopeless about the future and may think about or attempt suicideEncarta 99 during periods of severe depression some people may experience delusions andor hallucinations During the manic period of bipolar disorder people may have feelings of intense but inappropriate happiness and self-importance They may become irritable and over energetic causing sleeplessness racing thoughts and rapid speech They also have feelings of inflated self esteem and became over confident and have delusions of grandeur These people became impatient and abrasive and easily frustrated and physically abusive Their actions are often socially inappropriate These people often
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