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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gauder, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. gauder

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    What is Bipolar Disorder?

    The distinguishing characteristic of Bipolar Disorder, as compared to other mood disorders, is the presence of at least one manic episode. Additionally, it is presumed to be a chronic condition because the vast majority of individuals who have one manic episode have additional episodes in the future. The statistics suggest that four episodes in ten years is an average, without preventative treatment. Every individual with bipolar disorder has a unique pattern of mood cycles, combining depression and manic episodes, that is specific to that individual, but predictable once the pattern is identified. Research studies suggest a strong genetic influence in bipolar disorder.
    Bipolar disorder typically begins in adolescence or early adulthood and continues throughout life. It is often not recognized as a psychological problem, because it is episodic. Consequently, those who have it may suffer needlessly for years without treatment.
    Effective treatment is available for bipolar disorder. Without treatment, marital breakups, job loss, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide may result from the chronic, episodic mood swings. The most significant treatment issue is noncompliance with treatment. Most individuals with bipolar disorder do not perceive their manic episodes as needing treatment, and they resist entering treatment. In fact, most people report feeling very good during the beginning of a manic episode, and don't want it to stop. This is a serious judgment problem. As the manic episode progresses, concentration becomes difficult, thinking becomes more grandiose, and problems develop. Unfortunately, the risk taking behavior usually results in significant painful consequences such as loss of a job or a relationship, running up excessive debts, or getting into legal difficulties. Many individuals with bipolar disorder abuse drugs or alcohol during manic episodes, and some of these develop secondary substance abuse problems.
     
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    Uhh Ok I just gotta ask were did you get this info cause I REALLY could use it if its a legite passage!
     
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    I'll just say this "IM GOING THROUGH THE BIG D AND DONT MEAN DALLAS"
     
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    Then stay away from alcohol right now as it is a mood intensifier. So if you're already feeling like poop, it'll just make you feel worse. Nothing wrong with getting some help, doesn't make you less of a man.
     
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    LOL no man I mean my wife err exwife fits all that to a TEE!! I was reading the website and Im like WOW spending sprees and mood swings that can get REAL bad especially the anger part
     
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    Sorry, thought you meant Depression, not Divorce.:haha:
     
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    Isn't calling a woman bipolar being just a bit redundant? :haha:
     
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    :ignore: shewheeler is gunna have a field day on your butt
     
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    Okay thanks for the warning, I'll be sure to brace myself for the impact.
     
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    Bi-polar...................this image came to mind...............
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