Extractions: Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But there is good news: bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives. More than 2 million American adults, or about 1 percent of the population age 18 and older in any given year, have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder typically develops in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, some people have their first symptoms during childhood, and some develop them late in life. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated. Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a long-term illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life. "Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. It is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experience of it; an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering and, not infrequently, suicide.
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Extractions: Children and Bipolar Disorders About Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health - National Institute of Mental Health The Educational Needs of a Child or Adolescent with Bipolar Disorder - Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation Child and Adolescent Information - Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association ... Is It Just a Mood... or Something Else?: Information on Mood Disorders for Young People - Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
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Psychiatric Times Diagnosis and Treatment of bipolar disorder in Children and Adolescents. Medical and psychiatric conditions may mimic symptoms of bipolar disorder. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/p960531.html
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Extractions: Bipolar disorder is usually diagnosed after a person has one or more manic episodes. People who have the classic form of bipolar disorder experience alternating periods of depressed moods and periods of manic or excited moods. This condition is sometimes referred to as "mood swings" or manic depressive disorder. Other people with bipolar disorder have episodes of a manic mood without episodes of depression. Still others with bipolar disorder have a mixture of depression and mania, a state of hyperactivity, at the same time. Some of the characteristics of mania appear as opposites of depression. Rather than a general slowing down of thought and activity, which is very common in depression, the person with mania experiences a speeding up of thought and activity. Also, with a manic episode the person's self-esteem and mood are elevated, which is unlike what happens in depression. A person experiencing a manic episode frequently encounters difficulty with relationships and problems at work, at school, or with the law.
Extractions: Bipolar affective disorder in young people Printable Version What is bipolar disorder? manicdepressive disorder . The mood swings are way beyond what would be considered normal for the particular individual, given the particular circumstances, and are out of keeping with their personality. Sometimes there is a mixture of depressive and manic symptoms present at the same time. BPD affects less than 1 person in a 100. It is extremely rare before puberty but becomes more common during the teenage years and adult life. Although the causes are not fully understood, BPD tends to run in families, and physical illness or stressful events may trigger an episode. The condition is harder to recognise in adolescence because more extreme behaviour can be part of this stage of life. What are the signs?
Extractions: ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Risk of premature mortality significantly increases in bipolar manic-depressive disorders.(1-12) Mortal risk arises from very high rates of suicide in all major affective disorders, which are at least as great in bipolar illness as in recurrent major depression.(1, 2, 13-16) A review of 30 studies of bipolar disorder patients found that 19% of deaths (range in studies from 6% to 60%) were due to suicide.(2) Rates may be lower in never-hospitalized patients, however.(6, 11, 12) In addition to suicide, mortality is probably also increased due to comorbid, stress-related, medical disorders, including cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. (3-5, 7, 10) High rates of comorbid substance use disorders contribute further to both medical mortality and to suicidal risk (11, 17), especially in young persons (18), in whom violence and suicide are leading causes of death.(11, 12, 19) Suicide is strongly associated with concurrent depression in all forms of the common major affective disorders.(2, 9, 20, 21)
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Extractions: Carol E. Watkins, M.D. Many children and adults with AD/HD also experience other difficulties. It seems that having AD/HD makes it more likely that an individual will also have other difficulties. If a child meets criteria for AD/HD, it may not be enough to prescribe a stimulant get a few checklists and do follow up twice a year. There has been increasing awareness that many adults and children with AD/HD may also meet criteria for one or more other psychiatric diagnoses. (Comorbidity means having two or more diagnosable conditions at the same time) There is some evidence that the incidence of comorbidity is somewhat higher in adults than in children. However, many of the studies looking at the issue of comorbidity are difficult to compare. Studies used different criteria for AD/HD and bipolar disorder, and sometimes got their subjects from different populations. For example, one might expect to see more complex types of AD/HD in specialized hospital clinics than one would see in a door-to-door survey or in a primary care physicians office. Despite the differing criteria across studies, and the lack of large general population studies of adult AD/HD, there still convincing data that several other psychiatric diagnoses are common among children and adults with AD/HD.
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Extractions: "Very simply stated it is a gift because being a multiple helped the child to stay alive. It allowed them to protect themselves and remain sane in the face of severe and often times long lasting abuse. It allowed them to endure the bad times and to keep their heart and soul safe from their abusers. I am very grateful for the others here with me. We have been able to survive unspeakable and unthinkable abuse together and come out on the other end strong and with a will to live. Without MPD myself and many of my multiple friends would, I truly believe, not have survived. To me MPD is like the dashing hero that pushes a child out of the way from a speeding car. Even though that action causes them to be hit by the car. They do it willinging. Just as society would rightly hold that hero in the highest regard, I hold my inside family members/alters and family/system which saved my life, in the same manner."