Bi-Polar Disorders: The Silver Linings Playbook

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Bi-Polar Disorder “Life is hard, and children have to be told how hard life can be….so they will be sympathetic to others, So they will understand that some people have it harder than they do and that a trip through this world can be a wildly different experience, depending on what chemicals are raging through one’s mind” (Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook.) People spend the course of their lives dealing with triumphant obstacles and for some they can get right back up. Others sometimes get stuck and just stay in their predicament. As outsiders, we may say these individuals may suffer from a psychological issue causing them to stay in their set mind state. One of the many disorders a person can have is Bi-Polar disorder.…show more content…
This type of Bipolar disorder is treated immediately through hospital care. Another type of this illness is Bipolar 2. It is when a patient shows a pattern of depressive episodes and hypo manic episodes. However, it is not as harmful as Bipolar 1. Mania, which is common in Bipolar 1, causes “psychotic” episodes, and sometimes hallucinations (Purse 2). There is also a mixed state where people experience both mania and depression at the same time. When people go through this state, they have trouble sleeping, their appetite dramatically changes and he/she may have suicidal thoughts and states of agitation. They may also feel full of energy and hopeless at the same time. Another form of bi polar disorder is Rapid Cycling. It is when a person shows four or more episodes of major depression, mania hypomania, or mixed states all in one year. This is more common in young adults than it is in older adults and is also more common in woman then men. Individuals who suffer from bipolar disorder are at high risk for suicide and should be treated immediately. There is no cure for Bi polar disorder. It can however, be treated and maintained. Certain medications help reduce mood swings that can trigger a manic episode. Mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and antidepressants are generally the medications subscribed to people that suffer with this disorder (NIOH Treatments Page 11). Keeping a daily journal and writing down your mood patterns and sleep patterns can be helpful as well. It is best to always consult with a doctor if you feel your symptoms are getting worse or you experience certain side

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