Bipolar Disorder By Joshua Marksberry

Bipolar Disorder is a disease that involves a lot of episodes in mood swings. The moods swings can range from starts from low depressions to manic highs.

The main cause of the illness: Brain structure and function will change, which leads to the genetics certain genes have a higher chance of getting it, and family history if it runs in your family you probably have it.

People who suffer: There are many other people that suffer from this illness but can recover from it from medication. Many types of medication are all depend on the doctor you see. It will probably result in multiple therapy sessions.

Prevention and protection: To lessen the severity of the events it is best to take medication to balance the mood swings. It will also be good to have out with family and friends.

How people suffer: People suffer from depression and lost connection of the world. Symptoms can take time to occur but when they do they are noticeable.

A cure: The cure is many types of therapy. The family is important to have a successful recovery for the disease. Talk to a doctor to help cure the disease through many types of medication.

Overview: The illness has something to do with the brain and thinking that everything is normal and even though what they are doing is unusual. The genetics passed down to the offspring is the cause of the illness. Unhealthy thinking from the brain is the main cause in the disease.

What you can do to help: It will be good to support them through the disease. It can help this disease get better over time. To overcome a disease it would be good to be surround by people who care for the person.

Stats: Bipolar can start early in childhood or during the person 40s and 50s. It is found in all ages and in all races. It can change someone's life it a matter of events.

Risks/ Myths: Alcoholism and drug abuse can cause bipolar disorder: False it will not cause the disorder but is more likely for them to abuse alcohol and drugs.

Risks/ Myths If you have Bipolar you are crazy all the time: False episodes of high and low happens all the time.

Extra information: Carrie Fisher had to be hospitalized at age 56 because of the disease. She had many battles with this disease and she had an event on a cruise to the Caribbean.

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