Atlas of Bipolar Disorders (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine by Edward H. Taylor

By Edward H. Taylor

This is often the 1st booklet to summarize study and scientific tools used for treating bipolar issues around the lifestyles cycle. the writer discusses all DSM-IV Bipolar issues and issues just like Bipolar problems. He contains easy-to-read summaries, a number of informative illustrations and an summary of "best perform methods" steered via study and professional panels. The e-book additionally introduces study suggesting that a few situations of Bipolar sickness might ensue from an in utero neurovirus or different obstetric-linked difficulties. An Atlas of Bipolar issues outlines what's identified and what is still came upon in regards to the neurobiology of every bipolar ailment.

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Manic-depressive illness. In Ramachandran VS, ed. Encyclopedia of the Human Brain. San Diego: Academic Press, 2002; 2:745–57. 3. Miklowitz DJ. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide. New York:Guilford Press, 2002. 4. Hales D, Hales RE. Caring for the Mind. New York: Bantam Books, 1995. 5. Goldberg JF, Harrow M. Poor-outcome bipolar disorders. In Goldberg JF, Harrow M, eds, Bipolar Disorders: Clinical Course and Outcome. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1999: 1–19. Presentation and classification of bipolar disorders 25 6.

The change in mood must also be accompanied by three of seven symptoms identified by DSM-IV-TR1. These symptoms are similar to the criteria listed for assessing a manic episode. 5%1,9. The primary differences between mania and hypomania are that with the latter the patient remains more organized, appears less bizarre, and has less overall cognitive and affective impairment. As a result, hypomanic episodes may make a person difficult to be around, but do not substantially reduce their ability to function at work or home, and hospitalization is seldom required1,11.

Geller’s studies have found that mania in children can cause symptoms similar to those we see in adults, including: (1) Expanded and elated moods; (2) Grandiosity beyond the self-perceptions and belief systems of most children; (3) Extremely decreased sleeping patterns—appearing energetic after staying up all day and having only a few hours of sleep in the evening; (4) Hyper sexuality9. Hyper sexuality in children may appear in the form of excessive touching of others, touching other people’s genitals, masturbation in public or only semi-private locations, sexually suggestive language and body movements, and openly asking to have sex with a peer or adult.

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