Bipolar Disease

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Bipolar Disease Bipolar Disease At one time, bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, was thought to be a mental illness that was incurred from bad parenting. With new technology and more time and research spent studying this disease, new theories are emerging rapidly. Bipolar disorder is a very puzzling illness, and as of yet, has no one distinct cause. Unlike many other illnesses, whereas the diagnosis is clearly defined from blood tests or a psych evaluation, bipolar disorder has many components involved in its origin. Scientific research has also brought light to the fact that there is not a single gene that causes bipolar disorder, but many different genes involved, with a combination of environmental elements. Even though bipolar disorder has been theorized to be linked to environmental factors, there is also strong evidence that supports the 1qtheory that it is connected to genetics (MacQueen, Hajek, & Alda 2005). Bipolar disease is a topic that I can relate to, my adoptive daughter’s biological mother has…show more content…
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