Bipolar

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  • Bipolar
    • Symptoms
      • DEPRESSION
        • Feeling sad/hopeless
        • Lack of energy
        • difficulty concentrating/remembering things
        • Loss of interest in everyday activities
        • lack of appetite
        • Suicidal thoughts
        • self doubt
        • Difficulty sleeping/waking up early
        • Being  delusional/ irrational thinking/ having hallucinations
        • Feelings of guilt and dispair
      • MAINIA
        • feeling very happy, elated or overjoyed
        • talking very quickly
        • Feeling full of energy
        • Feeling self-important
        • Feeling full of ideas and plans
        • Easily distracted
        • Being irritated
        • Not feeling like sleeping or eating
        • being delusional, having hallucinations and disturbed or illogical thinking
        • doing things that often have  consequences, such as spending large sums of money
        • Making decisions that are out of character
    • Causes
      • Cause is unknown but factors such as stress and life changing events can trigger it
    • Impacts
      • Physical
        • During a depressed state
          • Lack of motivation to do anything
          • May stay in bed-lack of exercise
          • May eat less and loose weight
        • During a manic state
          • Over exaustion from feeing like they can accomplish anything
          • Less sense of danger which means they may hurt their body
          • May act out of character (sexually)
      • Intellectual
        • During a manic state
          • Try out various courses
            • But may not stick to anything
          • May become overly obessed with learning
        • During a depressed state
          • Little or no motivation for college/uni/school
            • No desire to keep up with work
            • May get behind on lessons
              • Miss vital information to pass exams
      • Emotional
        • During a depressed state
          • Sad, suicidal, quiet, no sense of future
          • Tears, despair
          • Can't eat or sleep, may loose weight
          • May turn to drugs or/and alchol to cope
        • During a manic state
          • Ecstatic, overly happy, overly confident
          • Behave out of character
          • Always on the go
          • Over use of drugs and/or alcohol
          • Take dangerous risks
      • Social
        • During a manic state
          • Exhausting for friends and family/divorce etc
          • Friends may avoid the person
          • Sexually promiscuous
          • Over use of drugs/alcohol
        • During a depressed state
          • Sad, low mood, no energy or motivation
          • Want to be alone
          • Don’t want to talk or socialise/ No interest on others
          • Socially isolate themselves 
          • Lose friends due to lack of understanding/divorce/separation
    • Risks
      • Bullying
        • Because they may display unpredictable and unusal behaviour
        • May be overly sexual or promiscuous 
      • Abuse
        • Risk of abuse from sales staff and may over spend during a manic phase
        • People may take advantage
      • Stress
        • May be under financial strain due to overspending during a manic phase
        • May feel overwhelmed which can cause stress
      • Self harm
        • During a manic phase they may self harm through overuse of drugs and/or alcohol
        • During a depressive phase they may self harm because they feel hopeless or suicidal
      • Social isolation
        • During a depressive phase they may not want to see friends or family
        • During a manic phase they may push people away with their unpredictable behaviour
    • Barriers
      • Societal
        • Ignorance and prejudice could prevent them from forming close relationships with people, as others may fear or not understand their illness
          • Friends may be less likely to include them in events
            • May not trust their friends and may not want to socialise with them
      • Education
        • Likely to miss long periods of school due to depressive phase of illness
          • Prevents them from attending classes and learning enough to pass exams
        • Poor provision/access
      • Employment
        • Lack of opportunities due to  discrimination/lack of flexibility
        • Employers may be reluctant to give a person a job due to bipolar which prevents the person finding empolyment
      • Economic
        • May get into debt during a manic phase which prevents them from managing their finances properly
        • During a depressive phase they may not have the motivation to work thus preventing them from earning an  income
      • Environmental
        • There may be a lack of services available in their area  which prevents them from getting well
    • Support/Treatment
      • Medication and plan
      • The majority of support could come from a community mental health team or a GP
      • Crisis plan
      • Therapy
        • Enhanced relapse prevention/individual psychoeducation
        • Group psychoeducation
        • Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy
        • Family-focused therapy

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