Bipolar Disorder: The Agony By Thomas Wheaton

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In the article “Bipolar Disorder: The Agony and the Ecstasy” by Thomas Wheaton, he details how he deals with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder (BP) is a health condition that effects the brain which causes mood swings between exhausting depression and spouting jubilation. Bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million people. There are three types of bipolar disorder. Bipolar 1 requires one episode of mania, intense robust activity accompanied by jubilation, in a person’s lifetime. Bipolar 2 is someone who will alternate mood states between severe depression and happiness and looks high functioning. Mood swings and cycles could last up to a few days each. Bipolar involves a multidisciplinary treatment. Medication or therapy alone isn’t enough. Medications

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