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Bipolar Disorder  and Sylvia Plath By Arielle Tenorio
What is bipolar disorder? <ul><li>Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a serious illness that makes normal...
These mood swings are called “ episodes .” Here are the four main types of episodes that a person with bipolar disorder wo...
<ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Mania </li></ul><ul><li>Hypomania </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed moods </li></ul>
 
 
 
Treatment for bipolar disorder <ul><li>The best treatment strategy involves a combination of: </li></ul><ul><li>medication...
The cause of bipolar disorder <ul><li>There is no single cause to bipolar disorder. Is it believed that genetics, along wi...
Triggers include... <ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal changes </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Sylvia Plath suffered bipolar disorder and described her illness in her first book,  The Bell Jar : </li></ul><ul>...
 
<ul><li>Works cited: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bipolar.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.suite101.com/article.cfm/depression/4...
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  1. 1. Bipolar Disorder and Sylvia Plath By Arielle Tenorio
  2. 2. What is bipolar disorder? <ul><li>Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a serious illness that makes normal moods seem extreme. A person with bipolar disorder suffers from severe mood swings, ranging from very low (depression) to very high (mania). </li></ul>
  3. 3. These mood swings are called “ episodes .” Here are the four main types of episodes that a person with bipolar disorder would have...
  4. 4. <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Mania </li></ul><ul><li>Hypomania </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed moods </li></ul>
  5. 8. Treatment for bipolar disorder <ul><li>The best treatment strategy involves a combination of: </li></ul><ul><li>medication </li></ul><ul><li>therapy </li></ul><ul><li>lifestyle changes </li></ul><ul><li>social support. </li></ul>
  6. 9. The cause of bipolar disorder <ul><li>There is no single cause to bipolar disorder. Is it believed that genetics, along with environmental and psychological factors, are involved in the development of bipolar disorder. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Triggers include... <ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Seasonal changes </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation </li></ul><ul><li>Medication </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Sylvia Plath suffered bipolar disorder and described her illness in her first book, The Bell Jar : </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous and positive and despairing negative; whichever is running at the moment dominated my life, floods it. I am now flooded with despair, almost hysteria, as if I were smothering.” </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Works cited: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bipolar.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.suite101.com/article.cfm/depression/40073 </li></ul><ul><li>www.poemhunter.com/poem/lady-lazarus/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.helpguide.org/mental/bipolar_disorder_symptoms_treatment.htm </li></ul>
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