Bipolar Disorder Presentation By: Asia Harris Magnet SLC
Outline Importance to me Thesis What is bipolar disorder? Types Symptoms Treatments How do they feel? Statistics show… Work cited Questions?!?!
Eunice Williams, Age 50 This picture is of my grandmother and little cousin. Importance to me
Thesis People who suffer from Bipolar Disorder cannot live a “normal” life. Mood swings Affects the victim and the people around them All the symptoms, types and treatments overwhelms them
What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression. It can lead to risky behavior, damaged relationships and careers, and even suicidal tendencies if it’s not treated (DeNoon).
“Despite the fact that bipolar disorder appears to be genetically based a specific gene associated with the disorder has not yet been identified. There is also evidence that bipolar disorder is related to irregular levels of the brain chemicals norepinephrineand serotonin. Specifically it has been found that low serotonin accompanied by low norepinephrine may lead to depression, where as low serotonin accompanied by norepinephrine may lead to mania.” (Pacana)
Treatments Mood stabilizers Valproic acid and Carbamazepine Antipsychotic Aripiprazole and Risperidone Antidepressants Prozac and Lexapro Psychotherapy
How do they feel? (Part 1) “At first when I’m high, it tremendous … ideas are fast … like shooting stars you follow until brighter ones appear … All shyness disappears, the right words and gestures are suddenly there … uninteresting people, things become intensely interesting. Sensuality is pervasive, the desire to seduce and be seduced is irresistible. Your marrow is infused with unbelievable feeling of ease, power, well-being, omnipotence, euphoria … you can do anything … but somewhere this changes (DeNoon).”
How do they feel? (Part 2) “The fast ideas start coming too fast and there are far too many … overwhelming confusion replaces clarity … you stop keeping up with it … memory goes. Infectious humor ceases to amuse. Your friends become frightened … everything is now against the grain … you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and trapped (DeNoon).”
How my grandmother felt “ Things are very difficult to deal with. I care I truly do but my mind won’t let me express these feelings. It hurt me so much to see how I hurt people around me. Just knowing that they love me and try to empathize with my disorder makes it so much better. With out my family I honestly don’t know how I would go on (Williams).”
Statistics shows… (Part 1) (Pacana) Damages the disorder has on social life Very little: 2.5% Mild: 16% Moderate: 24% Severe: 53% Damages the disorder has on career Very little: 6.5% Mild: 13% Moderate: 24% Severe: 60%
Statistics shows… (Part 2) (DeNoon) 10% - 20% of victims with bipolar disorder has rapid cycling 20% - 70% have dealt with mixed bipolar disorder 50% of people in the cyclothymiacs stage has abused substances Bipolar disorder is 10% - 20% more likely to commit suicide 8% - 20% resorts to ending their lives due to the disorder 2.5% of U.S population suffers from bipolar disorder
Work Cited DeNoon, Daniel. “Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Care.” Phobias-Topic Overview. WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/tc/phobias-topic-overview.> DeNoon, Daniel. “Overview & Facts.” WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder-overview-facts.> DeNoon, Daniel. “Symptoms & Types.” WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <http://www.webmd.com/bipolar-disorder/guide/bipolar-disorder-symptoms-types> “Hospital Statistics for Bipolar disorder.” Wrong Diagnosis.n.p.,Nov2010.Web.15Nov2010.<http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/b/bipolar/hospital.htm.> Pacana, Gregory. “The facts on bipolar disorder.” n.pag.web.15Nov2010.<http://www.examiner.com/mental-health-in-philadelphia/the-facts-bipolar-disorder.> Smith, Melinda., Segal, Jenna., Segal, Robert.“Treatment for Bipolar Disorder.” <http://helpguide.org/mental/bipolar_disorder_diagnosis_treatment.htm> Williams, Eunice. Interview on 19Dec2010