What is Bipolar Disorder? Term Paper by The Research Group

What is Bipolar Disorder?
A detailed discussion on bipolar disorder.
# 70338 | 2,165 words | 10 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Psychology (Disorders)


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Description:

The paper offers an introduction to bipolar disorders and then looks at the diagnosis of bipolar disorders, its course and symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Outline:
Introduction
Bipolar Disorders
Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorders: DSM IV Criteria
Symptoms and Course of Bipolar I and II Disorders
Causes of Bipolar Disorders
Treatment of Bipolar Disorders
Summary

From the Paper:

"Bipolar I disorder prevalence is estimated to be from one to three million people in the United States and it is estimated that around two million people have bipolar II disorder in the United States (Rivas-Vazquez, Johnson, Rey, Blais, & Rivas-Vazquez, 2002). Bipolar disorders include Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder, Cyclothymia, and Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Diagnosis of bipolar disorder is complex which may lead to misdiagnosis (Rivas-Vazquez et al., 2002). Bipolar I Disorder has "a clinical course that is characterized by the occurrence of one or more Manic Episodes or Mixed Episodes" (mania and depression) (APA, 1994, p. 351; Rivas-Vazquez et al., 2002). For a clinician to make a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder, one or more current manic episodes (or in the patient's remote history) must be established, or a mixed episode must be present. Bipolar II Disorder is diagnosed when the patient presents with a history of one hypomanic episode (minimum) or one or more major depression episodes (APA, 1994; Rivas-Vazquez et al., 2002). Diagnostic criteria describe the type of episode occurring and the nature of the episode. Specifiers describe severity, course, and additional features such as psychosis (APA, 1994; Rivas-Vazquez et al., 2002)."

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