Bipolar Disorder- Ashley Wright

  • What is the characterization or definition of your mental illness?*Answer*(A mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.)
  • How many people are affected by your mental illness?*Answer*(5.5 million Americans age 18 or older or 2.6% of the adults population.)
  • How can someone tell if they have your mental illness?*Answer*(There are four types of mood episodes in bipolar disorder it is mania,hypomania,depression,and mixed episodes each are used as symptoms.)
  • What treatments exist to treat your mental illness?*Answer*(Right now there isn't a cure for this disorder but there is medication and therapy.)
  • How can people get help for the treatment of your mental illness?*Answer*(You can get treatment by going to therapy and medication.)
  • What resources are available to help gain knowledge about your mental illness?*Answer*(Psych Central"Bipolar:Support Groups.)

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