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  Bipolar Disorder- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Bipolar disorder is a disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy, and functioning.
Bipolar disorder (also called manic-depressive illness) is marked by periods of manic, greatly elated moods, or excited states interspersed with periods of depression.
Bipolar disorder most often manifests itself between the ages of 15 - 24, with 90% of cases diagnosed by the age of 30.
www.drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/51/Bipolar_Disorder.html   (1222 words)

  
 Bipolar disorder - Medical Encyclopedia
As categorized by the DSM-IV, bipolar disorder is a form of mood disorder characterised by a variation of mood between a phase of manic or hypomanic elation, hyperactivity and hyper imagination, and a depressive phase of inhibition, slowness to conceive ideas and move, and anxiety or sadness.
The cycles of bipolar disorder may be long or short, and the ups and downs may be of different magnitudes: for instance, a person suffering from bipolar disorder may suffer a protracted mild depression followed by a shorter and intense mania.
Bipolar disorder appears to run in families, that is, a vulnerablility for bipolar disorder may be inherited.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Bipolar_disorder.html   (2655 words)

  
 Bipolar Disorder: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Bipolar I disorder is characterized by manic episodes, the "high" of the manic-depressive cycle.
Bipolar II disorder is characterized by major depressive episodes alternating with episodes of hypomania, a milder form of mania.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic recurrent illness in over 90% of those afflicted, and one that requires lifelong observation and treatment after diagnosis.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/bipolar-disorder   (2925 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Bipolar disorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bipolar disorder, originally called manic-depression, is a psychological condition that causes extreme shifts in mood.
Bipolar I disorder, the diagnosis of which requires over the entire course of the individual's life at least one manic (or mixed) state episode which is usually (though not always) accompanied by major depressive episodes.
Bipolar disorder is found in disproportionate numbers in people with creative talent such as artists, musicians, authors, poets, and scientists, and it has been speculated that the mechanisms which cause the disorder may be related to those responsible for creativity in these persons.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Bipolar_disorder   (5208 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Bipolar disorder - depressed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Depression in bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from mania (exaggerated feeling of well-being, energy, and confidence in which a person can lose touch with reality) to depression with the current or most recent episode of illness characterized by depression.
The disorder usually appears between the ages of 25 and 35 and affects men and women equally.
A history of mood swings, and an observation of current behavior and mood are important in the diagnosis of this disorder.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000927.htm   (777 words)

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