Diagnosis and Treatment (Student Name) BEH/225 (Date) University of Phoenix Diagnosis and Treatment How is it that mania plus depression can equal bipolar? Is this even possible? When a person is diagnosed with bipolar disorder; what types of mood changes are expressed? We are going to discuss the causes and impacts of the emotions and mood changes of bipolar, how bipolar is diagnosed, and types of treatments that can help suppress the emotions and mood changes of bipolar before they get out of control. Bipolar disorder without the proper treatment can negatively affect one’s life and the ones around them.
Bipolar I Disorder and the Diathesis-Stress Model Abnormal Psychology December 5, 2011 Professor James Morley People experience a wide range of emotions throughout ones life; it is simply a part of human nature. Feelings of depression, elevated levels of anxiety, and reckless behavior, are in fact, normal in brief stints, as it would be considerably unhealthy to stifle such emotions. However, in some instances “such moods swings become so prolonged and extreme that the person’s life is seriously disrupted” (Alloy, Manos, Riskind, 2005, p. 246). This is when a disorder becomes categorized as an illness, rather than simply the stresses of everyday life. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that involves both manic and depressive episodes.
Without a deep understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness like bipolar disorder, it is difficult to understand why one would refuse to seek treatment that could ultimately save this person’s life. By providing us with a personal account of her struggle with bipolar disorder and her war against treatment, Jamison expresses the necessity of de- stigmatization towards mental illness and encourages individuals with bipolar disorder to seek
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Which may causes a damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can live a normal life. Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail.
In addition, using psychostimulant medications to treat ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms in a child or adolescent with bipolar disorder may worsen manic symptoms. While it can be hard to determine which young patients will become manic, there is a greater likelihood among children and adolescents who have a family history of bipolar disorder. If manic symptoms develop or markedly worsen during antidepressant or stimulant use, a child psychiatrist should be consulted, and treatment for bipolar disorder should be considered. Physicians should be aware of the signs and symptoms of mania so that they can educate families on how to recognize these and report them
‘Back in 1971 …… Mental health referred only to mental illnesses and mental illnesses were shrouded in such shame and stigma that many people neglected the issue.’ Though much has changed today, the serious stigma and discrimination attached to mental illnesses are still among the most tragic realities facing people with mental illness all over the world. They result in stereotyping, fear, embarrassment, anger and avoidance behaviors. They force people to remain quiet about their mental illnesses, often causing them to delay treatment because of concerns about what their families, friends, children, co-workers and employers will think. In view of the prejudice and discrimination, there is a need to change in order to help them to have a complete and satisfying life. Stigma is the product of superstition, old belief systems, lack of knowledge and empathy, and the sustained distortion by the media.
These strengths include: family functioning assessment from both patient and clinician perspectives, differential assessment of depressed and manic episodes, the ability to control for symptom status at the time that family functioning was assessed, and a longitudinal, repeated measures design. Continued research on the ways that family functioning and bipolar symptoms mutually influence each other can help identify individuals at highest risk for relapse and increase the ability to use family treatments to create better outcomes for those suffering from bipolar disorder. Article: Miller, I. W. (2006). Family Functioning in Bipolar I Disorder. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(No.
According to www.justgreatadvice.com, a mixed episode is being both happy and sad, up and down, all at the same time. Generally, this translates into the patient being very depressed emotionally, but displaying symptoms of mania such as inability to concentrate and lack of sleep. The other main type of bipolar disorder is bipolar type II. Bipolar type II is depressive episodes shifting back and forth with hypomanic episodes, but no full-blown manic or mixed episodes. I like to think that a person that has bipolar type II is always “in between” highs and lows or back and forth.
MENTAL ILLNESS AND FAMILY ATTITUDE Mental illness is a source of serious social problem, not just because of the number of people affected by it but also due to the extent to which social life is affected. From the very historic age, mental illness is viewed as a punishment for the sin one do. A person became mentally incapable of doing thing is considered to be a sinner either on this life or in the past life. The belief of the rebirth is strongly supporting the mental illness in an individual. Without any doubt or question, we can say that the family members are mostly prone to stress and are in dilemma.
Young people can get abusive emotionally and sexually. Calling young kids names could really have an effect on them in a major way, it will make them deeply depress, that they will start using drugs just to feel better. Its ashame that drugs is the main source that many young people use to calm their nerves down. However, what are the parents doing, when their child is going through a depressing mood? Sometimes the parents can be the problem, because there are parents out there that are very abusive to their children.