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Assessing Bipolar Disorder
This paper presents a psychosocial assessment of a person with bipolar disorder.
# 148531 | 2,294 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Literature (American) , Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

The paper is based on Jamison's autobiography, "An Unquiet Mind", in its aim to develop a psychosocial assessment of a person with bipolar disorder. The paper notes that as a survivor of a manic-depressive illness, Jamison serves as the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness. The paper provides a screening questionnaire for use by clinicians to diagnose bipolar disorder and also addresses the correlation between creativity and mood disorders. The paper discusses how personal accounts of mood disorders serve as undervalued assets and may proffer the power to transform and or positively influence lives. The paper includes a large amount of resource material as appendages to the paper.

Outline:
One Personal Account
Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale

From the Paper:

"As a survivor of a manic-depressive illness, Jamison (1996) reportedly serves as the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness. Jamison's dual perspective, as a healer and one who is healed, contributes to her effectiveness. Even when pursuing her psychiatric training, Jamison regularly succumbed to "the exhilarating highs and paralyzing lows that afflicted many of her patients" (Jamison, Inside cover section). At times, due to her illness, Jamison reported she possessed boundless energy and mercurial creativity. At other times, albeit Jamison notes the disorder propelled her to engage in spending sprees, experience episodes of violence, and attempt suicide."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allen, B. (2008). Aesthetic phantoms. The Hudson Review. Hudson Review, Inc. NY. Retrieved April 23, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3 1597331351.html
  • The Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale. Retrieved April 23, 2009 from http://www.mdf.org.uk/index.aspx?o=56891
  • Evans, J. (2006). Personal accounts of mood disorders often undervalued. Clinical Psychiatry News. International Medical News Group. Retrieved April 23, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-152011025.html
  • Frequently asked questions about DSM. (N.d.) DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Retrieved April 23, 2009 from: http://www.dsmivtr.org/2-1faqs.cfm
  • Horwitz, A. V., & Wakefield, J. C. (2005, Wntr). The age of depression. Public Interest 39+. Retrieved April 23, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5008256347

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APA Format

Assessing Bipolar Disorder (2011, October 26) Retrieved August 14, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/assessing-bipolar-disorder-148531/

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"Assessing Bipolar Disorder" 26 October 2011. Web. 14 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/assessing-bipolar-disorder-148531/>

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