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60. What is bipolar disorder?
Helen M. Farrell
<5:52>   February 2017

 

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<Key Vocabulary>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) elation

(2) intersperse

(3) irritable

(4) invincible

(5) dwindle

(6) undermine

(7) intricate

(8) prune

(9) resonance

(10) attribute

(11) abnormality

(12) viable

(13) sobriety




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<Questions>

  1. What does the word “bipolar” mean?

 

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. There are only two types of bipolar disorder.              
  2. According to the speech, Type 1 bipolar disorder involves extreme highs alongside the lows.              
  3. According to the speech, Type 2 bipolar disorder involves extreme periods of elation interspersed with short periods of depression.             
  4. If you are seesawing between emotional states, you may feel that it is impossible to find the balance which will lead to a healthy life.           
  5. Type 1’s extreme highs are known as manic episodes, and they may cause troubling symptoms such as sleeplessness, rapid speech, and impulsive actions.          

 

  1. Which of the following symptoms is not mentioned in the speech as an example of bipolar disorder?
  1.   dwindling interest in hobbies
  2.   a low mood
  3.   persistent thoughts of suicide
  4.   being constantly hungry




  1. What percent of adults experience the broad range of symptoms related to bipolar disorder?

   

 

  1. Researchers think bipolar disorder is caused by the brain’s intricate wiring. How does it happen? Fill in the blanks.

 Healthy brains can remove

(1)                     or faulty neural

connections, but the brain’s

pruning ability is disrupted

in people with

(2)                                 (2 words).

                              

Their neurons go haywire and create a

(3)                                    that’s i

mpossible to navigate.

 

  1. What are some examples of psychotic symptoms that people may experience during extreme phases of bipolar disorder? List two examples.

 (1)                                       

 (2)                                      

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. The major cause of bipolar disorder has already been discovered.                  
  2. The brain’s amygdala is involved in thinking, long-term memory, and emotional processing.              
  3. Although we know that there is a strong relationship between genetics and bipolar disorder, there is no single bipolar gene.                
  4. Living with bipolar disorder is challenging because no effective medication has been discovered and it is uncontrollable.               

 

8. Why do some patients reject treatment?

  

 

  1. People with bipolar disorder can benefit from even simple changes. List two examples of the simple changes that are mentioned in the speech.

    (1)                                           

    (2)                                           




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<Answers>

  1. What does the word “bipolar” mean?

two extremes

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. There are only two types of bipolar disorder.         F     
  2. According to the speech, Type 1 bipolar disorder involves extreme highs alongside the lows.         T     
  3. According to the speech, Type 2 bipolar disorder involves extreme periods of elation interspersed with short periods of depression.        F     
  4. If you are seesawing between emotional states, you may feel that it is impossible to find the balance which will lead to a healthy life.      T     
  5. Type 1’s extreme highs are known as manic episodes, and they may cause troubling symptoms such as sleeplessness, rapid speech, and impulsive actions.     T     

 

  1. Which of the following symptoms is not mentioned in the speech as an example of bipolar disorder?
  1.   dwindling interest in hobbies
  2.   a low mood
  3.   persistent thoughts of suicide
  4.   being constantly hungry




  1. What percent of adults experience the broad range of symptoms related to bipolar disorder?

   1-3%

 

  1. Researchers think bipolar disorder is caused by the brain’s intricate wiring. How does it happen? Fill in the blanks.

 Healthy brains can remove

(1)   unused     or faulty neural

connections, but the brain’s

pruning ability is disrupted

in people with

(2)  bipolar disorder    (2 words).

                              

Their neurons go haywire and create a

(3)   network    that’s i

mpossible to navigate.

 

  1. What are some examples of psychotic symptoms that people may experience during extreme phases of bipolar disorder? List two examples.

 (1)  diorganized speech (and behaviror)   

 (2)  delusional thoughts  
(other possible answers) paranoia / hallucination

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. The major cause of bipolar disorder has already been discovered.      F   
  2. The brain’s amygdala is involved in thinking, long-term memory, and emotional processing.   T  
  3. Although we know that there is a strong relationship between genetics and bipolar disorder, there is no single bipolar gene.     
  4. Living with bipolar disorder is challenging because no effective medication has been discovered and it is uncontrollable.    F   

 

8. Why do some patients reject treatment?

  Because they’re afraid it will dim their emotions and destroy their creativity. 

 

  1. People with bipolar disorder can benefit from even simple changes. List two examples of the simple changes that are mentioned in the speech.

 (1)  regular exercise      

 (2)  good sleep habits  

 

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