Bipolar disorder is not a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated mood, clinically referred to as mania. Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes or symptoms, or mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time. These episodes are normally separated by periods of normal mood, but in some patients, depression and mania may rapidly alternate, known as rapid cycling. Extreme manic episodes can sometimes lead to psychotic symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations. The disorder has been subdivided into Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Bipolar NOS, and cyclothymia based on the type and severity of mood episodes experienced. Also called bipolar affective mood disorder until recently, the current name is of fairly recent origin and refers to the cycling between high and low episodes; it has replaced the older term manic-depressive illness coined by Emil Kraeplin (1856–1926) in the late nineteenth century. The new term is designed to avoid the social stigma associated with the conflation of "manic" and "depression."
For more info go to Bipolar disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[COLOR=DarkRed]I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2007, post this on every forum you can and help abolish misconceptions of Bipolar Disorder.[/COLOR]
I can't do that... I'm Christian.
Aeroflot;4527769I can't do that... I'm Christian.
what does Christianity have to do with it... I am Christian too...
Maybe you should read your red text again
Very interesting, but this part...
eviJoKeR;4527765For more info go to Bipolar disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
kinda killed it for me.
How did that kill it for you...
Aeroflot;4527787Maybe you should read your red text again
nothing in the red text goes against Christian beliefs
eviJoKeR;4527795How did that kill it for you...
I just don't put much trust in Wikipedia. I think it would have looked a little better if you were to put a link to a more professional website that focuses on medical disorders and what not.
Frieden;4527801I just don't put much trust in Wikipedia. I think it would have looked a little better if you were to put a link to a more professional website that focuses on medical disorders and what not.
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Causes, Symptoms and Treatment on eMedicineHealth.com check this one then it says pretty much the same thing
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
As I see it if people don't want their diagnosis to change how they socialise then they can just keep it a secret. Beyond that the misconceptions of Johny Average are hardly important.