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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Bipolar (Manic Depression) Bipolar (Manic Depression) Nicholas Boshart Bipolar (Manic Depression) - characterized by both manic and depressive episodes, or manic ones only. Symptoms Include: Who It Affects and Treatments Who It Affects: Symptoms / Definition Tendency to have mood swings that altern-ate from periods of extreme highs to extremelows (average age onset is 18 in men and 25in women). Changes in behavior and energy are common(about 1% of the population are diagnosed withBipolar Disorder). Easily diverted attention (about 4,000 people diag-nosed annually). Excessive depression and mixed state signs. Bipolar Disorder is not race-related nor gender-related due to genetic heredity. From what we know, Bipolar Depression is usually transmitted through your genes from one generation to another. Though sex and race do notmatter, age does. Bipolar Disorder tends to show up aroundthe early 20s, and is rarely seen during adolescence. Treatments: If left untreated, Bipolar Disorder tends to worsen, and the person will soon experience episodes of full-fledged manic and depressive episodes. Treatments and medicines include: Psycotherapy, support from family and friends, lifestyle management, education, Lithobid, anticonvulsants, Haldol, Zyprexa, and many others as well! Facts and Statistics Though there is no cure for Bipolar Disorder, success treatments are as high as 60%! Rates of Bipolar Disorder are very similar between countries, around 1% of the population has been diagnosed. In the United States, roughly 7 out of every 1,000 citizens are diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. After 10 years, 10% of the people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder have deceased due to suicidal actions.
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