Bipolar

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What is Bipolar
Bipolar disorder is a condition that effects your moods, which can swing from one mood to another
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reasons/causes for bipolar
Bipolar disorder is a result of chemical imbalance in the brain
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physical impacts
hallucinations, high suicide rates, denial which leads to self medication, mania and exhaustion
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intellectual impacts
children have time off, expelled from school through bad behaviour, lack of understanding of the disorder
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emotional impacts
manic episodes and manic depression
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social impacts
lack of socialisation due to being socially excluded
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financial impacts
lack of job oppurtunities, payment for treatment gets expensive
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societal barrier- sufferer
lack of self confidence which can lead to social exclusion from those who don't understand the illness
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societal barrier- carer
social exclusion from looking after those with the illness
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educational barrier- sufferer
lack of oppurtunties for education due to anger outbursts
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educational barrier- carer
none that are significant
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economic barrier- sufferers
paymentof medication can get expensive. DURING MANIC STAGES PEOPLE CAN BECOME ADDICTED TO GAMBLING.
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economic barrier- carer
time off could cause lack of earnings
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environmental barrier- sufferers
none significant
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environmental barrier- carer
none significant
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employment barrier- sufferers
lack of employment and low flexibility due to the disability. Also there is a lack of oppurtunities
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employment barriers- carer
time off to care for a person suffering with bipolar could mean that they get dicriminated against due to the need for time off and the lack of flexibility
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Legislations
Mental Health Act
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Top 3 practitioners
GP, Counciler adn occupational therapist
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reasons/causes for bipolar

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Bipolar disorder is a result of chemical imbalance in the brain

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physical impacts

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intellectual impacts

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emotional impacts

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