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Describe bi-polar disorder in two ways: clinically (objectively) and emotionally (subjectively).

Compare and contrast biologically and psychologically based treatment for each.

Does the approach make a difference when the depression is viewed objectively vs. subjectively?

Why or why not?

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Since bi-polar disorder can be described in two ways: clinically (objectively) and emotionally (subjectively), it is important to examine that it is highly genetic in nature when looking at it objectively. Research shows that it "appears to share susceptibility genes with schizophrenia. It is characterized by dysregulation in the dopamine and serotonin systems and by pathology in the brain systems involved in regulating emotion" (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2813703/).

Because of its emotional nature, it can be viewed subjectively as well since it is often linked to "Psychosocial stressors, notably life events and familial expressed emotion, significantly ...

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Using references, this posting briefly describes bi-polar disorder.