Based on the interview
PROBLEM STATEMENT: To understand the unusual behavior of a bipolar
SYMPTOMS OBSERVED: The following unusual characteristics were
observed in his case.
1) Arrogance and aggression in voice and behavior.
2) Loss of appetite, sleeping hours.
3) Full of unknown energy and anxiety all the time.
4) Depression followed by suicidal attempts.
5) Cutting social pipeline, became isolated and attracted to liquor.
6) Thinks that he is the best.
7) Frequent Mood Swings.
Finally, after going through the diagnosis, he was diagnosed with BIPOLAR
LET US KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS DISEASE.
Bipolar Disorder is a serious brain disorder that
limits one’s ability to function and to feel a
normal range of moods. Bipolar disorder is also
known as manic depression. This serious mental
illness involves mood swings that range
anywhere from depression to mania.
TWO STAGES OF BIPOLAR DISORDER:
- constantly feeling sad or worthless
- sleeping too much or too little
- feeling tired and having little energy
appetite and weight changes
- thoughts of suicide
- increase in energy level
- less need for sleep
- easily distracted
- nonstop talking
- increased self confidence
- focused on getting things done, but does
not accomplish much
- is involved in risky activities even though
bad things may happen
There is no actual “cure” for bipolar disorder yet, but with the help of various
treatments and medications, people with bipolar disorder can live normally.
These are just a few of the treatments for bipolar disorder:
Mood Stabilizers- delay and relieve episodes of depression and mania
Antidepressants- work with mood stabilizers to help slow depression
Antipsychotics- helps treat mania and also severe cases of mania/depression
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)- used to treat mania/depression
Talk Therapy: Also known as psychotherapy, talk therapy can help people with
bipolar disorder make sense of their thoughts and feelings. Through talk therapy, people
can get valuable advice and support, regain their confidence, and reduce any strain or
stress they may have.
Self Care: Learning about bipolar disorder is the first critical step in self-care.
Tracking and recording moods is also helpful. Avoiding things that may trigger
depression/manic episodes and joining a mental illness support group are just a few
other things that can help you lessen the stress of having bipolar disorder.
NIMH, otherwise known as the National Institute of Mental Health, has been
working on a large-scale project in an effort to find the most effective treatments for
bipolar disorder. This study is known as the Systematic Treatment Enhancement
Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD). Studies have indicated that bipolar disorder
is hereditary. Scientists are seeking to find the genetic basis, working closely with
researchers who believe the identification of particular genes will make it possible to
create better treatments for bipolar disorder. Using advanced imaging techniques,
researchers have been able to examine bipolar brain function and structure. They
believe that understanding neural circuits will be critical in the development of new
treatments. NIMH researchers are currently studying newer anticonvulsant drugs, such
as lamotrigine and gabapentin. Psychotherapy treatments are being evaluated for their
benefits and include Psych education, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Focused
Therapy, and Interpersonal and Social Therapy.
Bipolar Disorder is damaging to the brain; certain parts of the brain may be
unbalanced in volume which can affect the brain’s ability to learn, remember things,
-People with bipolar disorder tend to suffer from anxiety and panic, and
usually also have another mental illness
-People with bipolar disorder generally die about 7 years earlier than that of
the average population, aside from suicide
-Depression forms of bipolar disorder have been linked to be the causes of
heart disease, over-smoking, drinking, heart attacks, high blood sugar, diabetes,
bone loss, stroke, irritable bowel syndrome, and even cancer
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