Bipolar Disorders: Managing Extreme Highs and Lows

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In the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), bipolar disorders are defined as a group of brain disorders that cause extreme fluctuations in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. People with bipolar disorder will experience periods of mania and depression.

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An estimated 1 in 50 (1.8%) Australian adults experience a bipolar disorder each year. The exact causes of bipolar disorders are not yet clear. However, there is evidence to suggest they are linked to a combination of genetic, neurological, biological, and environmental factors.


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A very important module
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Great resource!
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11 Apr 2023
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Leanne Ward
15 Apr 2023
Very happy with the content because it is relevant to my role as an Enrolled Nurse. I learnt new information about mental health.
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Amanda Cole
07 May 2023
Great article about the bipolar disorders. It aids me to improve my clinical knowledge as well as to provide patient centered care.
Tanya Wishart
13 Dec 2022
Enrolled Nurse
great information of different stages and reasons for bipolar.
Jenny Burge
15 May 2020
This resource clearly explained what Biopolar is. The different categories and how to identify them and how to treat them.
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