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  • 1. Bipolar Disorder
    Presentation By: Asia Harris
    Magnet SLC
  • 2. Outline
    Importance to me
    What is bipolar disorder?
    How do they feel?
    Statistics show…
    Work cited
  • 3. Eunice Williams, Age 50
    This picture is of my grandmother and little cousin.
    Importance to me
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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).
  • 6. “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)
  • 7. types
    Bipolar 1
    Bipolar 2
    Rapid cycling
    Mixed bipolar
  • 8. Symptoms
    Bipolar mania (hypo-mania)
    Bipolar depression (major depression)
  • 9. Treatments
    Mood stabilizers
    Valproic acid and Carbamazepine
    Aripiprazole and Risperidone
    Prozac and Lexapro
  • 10. 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).”
  • 11. 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).”
  • 12. 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).”
  • 13. 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%
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Work Cited
    DeNoon, Daniel. “Anxiety & Panic Disorders Health Care.” Phobias-Topic Overview. WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <>
    DeNoon, Daniel. “Overview & Facts.” WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <>
    DeNoon, Daniel. “Symptoms & Types.” WebMD. n.p.,2005-2010. Web.15Nov2010. <>
    “Hospital Statistics for Bipolar disorder.” Wrong Diagnosis.n.p.,Nov2010.Web.15Nov2010.<>
    Pacana, Gregory. “The facts on bipolar disorder.” n.pag.web.15Nov2010.<>
    Smith, Melinda., Segal, Jenna., Segal, Robert.“Treatment for Bipolar Disorder.” <>
    Williams, Eunice. Interview on 19Dec2010