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Bipolar Disorder in early years Bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone According to an article on bipolar disorder by David E Cohen Some research suggests that highly creative people such as artists composers writers and poets show unusually high rates of bipolar disorder and that periods of mania fuel their creativity Famous artists and writers who might have suffered from bipolar disorder include poets Lord Byron and Anne Sexton novelists Virginia Woolf who did suffer from bipolar disorder and Ernest Hemingway Encarta Encyclopedia Despite the fact that many people suffer from bipolar disorder we still wait for clear explanations for the causes as well as the cure The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely weakens its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success Manic and Depressive Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder or manic depression is characterized by many symptoms that can be broken into manic and depressive episodes The depressive episodes are characterized by intense feelings of sadness despair hopelessness and helplessness guilt crying spells disturbances in sleep and appetite loss of energy feelings of worthlessness difficulty thinking indecisiveness and recurrent thoughts of death and suicide National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association The manic episodes are characterized by elevated or irritable mood increased energy decreased need for sleep poor judgment and insight and often reckless or irresponsible behavior grandiose delusions inflated sense of self-importance racing speech racing thoughts flight of ideas impulsiveness poor judgment distractibility reckless behavior and in the more severe cases delusions and hallucinationsNDMDA Encarta Encyclopedia Facts on Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder affects approximately one percent of the population approximately two million people in the United States It usually begins in a persons late teens or 20s Men usually experience mania as the first mood episode and women usually experience depression first Episodes of mania and
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