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Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex and challenging brain disorder, in which moods range back and forth between sadness to euphoria.
Each issue explores strategies for the management of patients with bipolar disorder and features expert commentary from the psychiatry, primary care, or nurse-practitioner/physician-assistant perspective.
Methodologic problems faced in determination of genes related to bipolar disorder include that there are many effective genetic and environmental factors involved and also relate to the cost of the methods used and also that their results are not as efficient as expected, which taken together highlight the difficulty in conducting genetic studies in general (12).
Most reports indicate that comorbid OCD exacerbates the symptoms of bipolar disorder and makes the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder more difficult.
The aim of the study was to assess the differences in memory functioning between patients of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder with the assumption of higher impairment in patients of Schizophrenia.
A number of studies investigating the relation between bipolar disorder and substance abuse have found that cannabis seems to be most frequently used drug among the bipolar disorder clinical population (Myin-Germeys et al, 2001; 2002; Henquet et al, 2010).
Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by severe and extreme mood states.
Major Finding: After adjustment for confounding variables, 37% of youths with bipolar disorder and comorbid anxiety disorders and 55% of those with bipolar disorder without anxiety were asymptomatic on a weekly basis.
Although most epidemiological research has traditionally focused on adults, historical data with youth suggest that the overall prevalence of bipolar disorders in children is approximately 1% of the population, a rate similar' to that in adulthood and lower than most other childhood mental illnesses (Lewinsohn, Hops, Roberts, Seeley, & Andrews, 1993).
There is increasing recognition that bipolar disorder has a spectrum of symptom expression from subthreshold to meeting full criteria, indicating that bipolar I disorder, at least, may be more common than the 1% prevalence usually cited in population surveys.
This article addresses difficulties with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children; provides a description of bipolar disorder in adults and children; presents a case study; discusses appropriate assessment, treatment, and program planning for children; and discusses implications and recommendations for school counselors according to the ASCA National Standards for School Counseling Programs.
* Four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the United States and other developed countries are mental disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.