Essay on What Is Bipolar

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Alex McCormack
Introduction to psychology
Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar affective disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive disorder, has been identified as a major psychiatric disorder that is characterized by exaggerated mood and behavior changes, ranging from episodes of high euphoric moods to deep depressions. Changes in someone’s mood could change in minutes. This disorder affects about 2.3 million adults in the United States and about 1.2 percent of the population worldwide. About 1 of 2 people supper from this disorder even if they don’t see it. It’s about equal in woman and men. The first sign of this disorder would happen to be in early childhood around 6-8 years old, the offset of this disorder would most likely show when adults are in there early twenty’s to late twenty’s. Bipolar disorder can also be combined with other disorders and to make someone’s like that much worse. Common disorders that are combined with bipolar are panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and substance dependence. Bipolar disorder very from person to person.
The three main types of bipolar disorder are known as bipolar I, bipolar II, and bipolar III. Bipolar I only occur when one or more manic or mixed episodes followed by one or more major depressive episodes. Although it is not the most common type of bipolar disorder, it is arguably the most widely known. Bipolar I seem to affect both men and women equally. Over 90% of people with Bipolar I experience two or more manic episodes in their lifetime. Bipolar II consists of one or more major depressive episodes accompanied by at least one hypomanic episode. Between these episodes, there tends to be many periods of normal functioning. Bipolar II is a psychiatric disorder that involves mood swings from depressed to hypomanic states. Unlike bipolar I also which is called manic depression for another term, bipolar II does not involve manic states. However, like bipolar I, the person afflicted suffers from varying degrees of mood. Bipolar II may create depression or anxiety so great that risk of suicide. People that are in a hypomanic state may experience an increased in anxiety, sleeplessness, good mood, or irritability. The hypomanic state can last for 2 or more or even longer. Stage II often occurs only in women, but happens to both women and men. The final stage of bipolar would be bipolar III, which in this stage it’s based on depression and has to be treated with a prescription drug. Patients that are giving the drug mostly consume steroid cortisone or antidepressants which can actually reverse the depression into mania.
While in mania the signs and symptoms that are going to show bipolar are going to start in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, feelings of heightened energy, creativity, and euphoria are common. People experiencing a manic episode often talk a mile a minute, sleep very little, and are hyperactive. They may also feel like they’re all-powerful, invincible, or destined for greatness. But while mania feels good at first, it has a tendency to spiral out of control. Being a person with bipolar may also become angry, irritable, and aggressive–picking fights, lashing out when others don’t go along with their plans, and blaming anyone who criticizes their behavior. People with bipolar depression also tend to move and speak slowly, sleep a lot, and gain weight. They have a hard time sleeping, increase in weight, loss of energy, felling they are lost or empty and have nothing in life to look forward to anymore. Have a hard time remembering and also thoughts of committing suicide.
The movie that I had chosen to write on would be the movie “observe and Report” the main character in the movie is Ronnie Barnhardt and is a security guard at a mall. The whole purpose of the movie is to catch a pervert and to protect his love Brandy and to catch a thief. Where I left off at the movie is when he is getting his coffee and his mood is calm and talking and then she