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Mental Health Test 3 Bipolar/Depressive Disorders

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Characterized by mood swings from profound depression to extreme euphoria (mania) with intervening periods of normalcy.

Delusions or hallucination may or may not be part of clinical picture.

Onset of symptoms may reflect seasonal pattern (sometimes more manic and summer and more depressive in winter)
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The mood is elevated, expansive, or irritable. The disturbance is sufficiently severe to cause marked impairment in occupational functioning or in usual social activities or relationships with others to require hospitalization to prevent harm to self or others. Motor activity is frenzied and excessive. Psychotic features may be present.

-Alteration in mood that is expressed by feelings of elation, inflated self-esteem, grandiosity, hyperactivity, agitation, and accelerated thinking and speaking
The diagnosis given to an individual who is experiencing a manic episode or has a history of one or more manic episodes. The client may also have experienced episodes of depression. Psychotic or catatonic features may also be noted. This diagnosis is further specified by the current or most recent behavioral episode experienced. Ex: single manic episode (to describe clients having first manic episode), current (or most recent) episode manic, hypomanic, mixed, or depressed (to describe individuals who have had recurrent mood episodes)